Category: This Month Sky

March 2017 Sky

January 2018 Sky

March 2017 Sky 1 Moon near Venus (32° from Sun, evening sky) at 2h UT. Mag. −4.6. 1 Moon near Mars (43° from Sun) at 21h UT. Mag. 1.3. 3 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 7:29 UT (369,062

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February 2017 Sky

January 2018 Sky

February 2017 Sky 1 Moon near Mars (50° from Sun) at 3h UT. Mag. 1.1. 4 First Quarter Moon at 4:19 UT. 5 Moon near the Pleiades (evening sky) at 5h UT. • The Pleiades (Wikipedia) 5 Moon very near

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January 2017 Sky

January 2018 Sky

January 2017 Sky 1 Mars 0.02° South of Neptune (59° from Sun, evening sky) at 7h UT. Mags. 0.9 and 7.9. 2 Moon near Venus (47° from Sun, evening sky) at 8h UT. Mag. -4.4. • Crescent Moon and Venus

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December 2016 Sky

January 2018 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

January 2018 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

January 2018 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

January 2018 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

January 2018 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

January 2018 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

January 2018 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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