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by Dave Mitsky
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: January 2021 Celestial Calendar
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: January 2021 Celestial Calendar

You're welcome, Jeff!
by Dave Mitsky
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: January 2021 Celestial Calendar
Replies: 3
Views: 37

January 2021 Celestial Calendar

January Celestial Calendar by Dave Mitsky All times are UT (subtract five hours, and one calendar day when appropriate, for EST) 1/2 The Earth is at perihelion (147,093,463 kilometers or 91,399,454 miles distant from the Sun) at 13:51 1/3 The peak of the Quadrantid meteor shower (40 to 120 or more p...
by Dave Mitsky
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: December 2020 Celestial Calendar
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: December 2020 Celestial Calendar

You're welcome, Brian!
by Dave Mitsky
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Geminids 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 214

Re: Geminids 2020

Here's my report on this year's Geminids. The Naylor Observatory is located near Lewisberry, Pennsylvania. I've posted a report on the bright fireball that I witnessed at https://amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/report/217706 The weather forecasts for Sunday night varied but some were promising for a...
by Dave Mitsky
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: December 2020 Celestial Calendar
Replies: 2
Views: 50

December 2020 Celestial Calendar

December Celestial Calendar by Dave Mitsky All times, unless otherwise noted, are UT (subtract five hours and, when appropriate, one calendar day for EST) 12/1 The Moon is at the ascending node (longitude 79.9 degrees) at 8:00 12/2 Mars is at the ascending node through the ecliptic plane at 3:00; th...
by Dave Mitsky
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: November 2020 Celestial Calendar
Replies: 0
Views: 239

November 2020 Celestial Calendar

November Celestial Calendar by Dave Mitsky All times are UT (subtract five hours after DST ends and, when appropriate, one calendar day) 11/1 Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends today; asteroid 8 Flora (magnitude +8.1) is at opposition in the constellation of Cetus at 6:00; Mercury is 4.0 degrees northe...
by Dave Mitsky
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: October 2020 Celestial Calendar
Replies: 0
Views: 470

October 2020 Celestial Calendar

October Celestial Calendar by Dave Mitsky All times, unless otherwise noted, are UT (subtract four hours and, when appropriate, one calendar day for EDT) 10/1 Mercury is at greatest eastern elongation (25.8 degrees) at 16:00; Full Moon, known as the Blood or Sanguine Moon, and this year's Harvest Mo...
by Dave Mitsky
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: September 2020 Celestial Calendar
Replies: 0
Views: 507

September 2020 Celestial Calendar

All times, unless otherwise noted, are UT (subtract four hours and, when appropriate, one calendar day for EDT) 9/1 The equation of time, which yields the difference between mean solar time and apparent solar time, equals 0 at 2:00 9/2 Full Moon (known as the Barley, Corn, or Fruit Moon) occurs at 5...
by Dave Mitsky
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: August 2020 Celestial Calendar
Replies: 0
Views: 656

August 2020 Celestial Calendar

August Celestial Calendar by Dave Mitsky All times, unless otherwise noted, are UT (subtract four hours and, when appropriate, one calendar day for EDT) 8/1 Mercury is at the ascending node through the ecliptic plane at 12:00; Venus is at its southernmost latitude from the ecliptic plane (-3.4 degre...
by Dave Mitsky
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: July 2020 Celestial Calendar
Replies: 0
Views: 614

July 2020 Celestial Calendar

July Celestial Calendar by Dave Mitsky All times, unless otherwise noted, are UT (subtract four hours and, when appropriate, one calendar day for EDT) 7/1 Mercury is in inferior conjunction with the Sun (0.563 astronomical units from the Earth; latitude -5.5 degrees) at 3:00 7/2 The Moon is 6.3 degr...
by Dave Mitsky
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: June 2020 Celestial Calendar
Replies: 0
Views: 716

June 2020 Celestial Calendar

June Celestial Calendar by Dave Mitsky All times, unless otherwise noted, are UT (subtract four hours and, when appropriate, one calendar day for EDT) 6/1 Mars and Saturn are at heliocentric conjunction (longitude 297.1 degrees) at 18:00 6/2 The Moon is 6.8 degrees north-northeast of the first-magni...
by Dave Mitsky
Sat May 02, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: May 2020 Celestial Calendar
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: May 2020 Celestial Calendar

You're welcome, Jeff!
by Dave Mitsky
Fri May 01, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: May 2020 Celestial Calendar
Replies: 2
Views: 801

May 2020 Celestial Calendar

May Celestial Calendar by Dave Mitsky All times, unless otherwise noted, are UT (subtract four hours and, when appropriate, one calendar day for EDT) 5/1 Today is May Day or Beltane, a cross-quarter day; Mercury is 0.3 degrees southeast of Uranus at 5:00 5/2 The Moon is 4.0 degrees north-northeast o...
by Dave Mitsky
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: April 2020 Celestial Calendar
Replies: 0
Views: 831

April 2020 Celestial Calendar

April Celestial Calendar by Dave Mitsky All times, unless otherwise noted, are UT (subtract four hours and, when appropriate, one calendar day for EDT) 4/1 First Quarter Moon occurs at 10:21 4/2 The Moon is 8.5 degrees south of the first-magnitude star Castor (Alpha Geminorum) at 4:00; the Moon is 4...
by Dave Mitsky
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: March 2020 Celestial Calendar
Replies: 0
Views: 784

March 2020 Celestial Calendar

March Celestial Calendar by Dave Mitsky All times, unless otherwise noted, are UT (subtract five hours and, when appropriate, one calendar day for EST and four hours for EDT as of March 8th) 3/1 The Moon is 0.1 degree south of asteroid 4 Vesta, with an occultation occurring in Hawaii, Micronesia, no...