Category: This Month Sky

December 2016 Sky

October 2017 Sky

December 2016 Sky 1 Moon near Mercury (18° from Sun, evening sky) at 5h UT. Mag. -0.5. 3 Moon near Venus (44° from Sun, evening sky) at 11h UT. Mag. -4.2. • Crescent Moon and Venus (APOD) 5 Moon near

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November 2016 Sky

October 2017 Sky

November 2016 Sky 2 Moon near Saturn (34° from Sun, evening sky) at 20h UT. Mag. +0.5. 3 Moon near Venus (38° from Sun, evening sky) at 6h UT. Mag. -4.0. • Crescent Moon and Venus (APOD) 6 Moon near

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October 2016 Sky

October 2017 Sky

October 2016 Sky 1 New Moon at 0:11 UT. Start of lunation 1160. • Lunation Number (Wikipedia) 3 Moon near Venus (31° from Sun, evening sky) at 20h UT. Mag. -3.9. 4 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 11h

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September 2016 Sky

October 2017 Sky

September 2016 Sky 1 Annular Solar Eclipse from 6:13 to 12:01 UT. Greatest eclipse at 9:08 UT. Path of annularity extends from the southern Atlantic Ocean, across central Africa and Madagascar, and into the Indian Ocean. Partial eclipse over a

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August 2016 Sky

October 2017 Sky

August 2016 Sky 2 New Moon at 20:45 UT. Start of lunation 1158. • Lunation Number (Wikipedia) 4 Moon near Venus (16° from Sun, evening sky) at 5h UT. Mag. -3.9. 4 Moon near Regulus (18° from Sun, evening sky)

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July 2016 Sky

October 2017 Sky

July 2016 Sky 1 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 7h UT (365,983 km; angular size 32.7′). 1 Moon near the Pleiades (40° from Sun, morning sky) at 12h UT. • The Pleiades (Wikipedia) 2 Moon near Aldebaran (31°

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June 2016 Sky

October 2017 Sky

June 2016 Sky 3 Saturn at opposition (opposite the Sun) at 6h UT. The ringed planet is at its brightest (mag. +0.0) and closest in 25 years (globe diameter 18.5″, rings span 42″). Saturn’s rings are spectacular even in a

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May 2016 Sky

October 2017 Sky

May 2016 Sky 5 Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks. Most active for 7 days around this date. Associated with Comet Halley. Very fast, bright meteors, up to 30 per hour. Favors skywatchers in the tropics and southern hemisphere observing after

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April 2016 Sky

October 2017 Sky

April 2016 Sky 6 Moon very near Venus (16° from Sun, morning sky) at 8h UT. Daytime occultation (very thin crescent Moon) from Europe, northern Africa, and western Russia. Mag. -3.9. • Occultations of Venus in 2016 (IOTA) 7 New

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March 2016 Sky

October 2017 Sky

March 2016 Sky 1 Last Quarter Moon at 23:11 UT. 2 Moon near Saturn (86° from Sun, morning sky) at 7h UT. Mag. +0.5. 7 Moon near Venus (23° from Sun, morning sky) at 9h UT. Mag. -3.9. 8 Moon

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