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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:18 am 
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1st January 2019: 0650-0730 UT: 8x40 aspheric binocular and Nikon 15-45x60, from park, street and garden. Crescent Moon (with Earthshine and terminator at the Jura Mountains /Sinus Iridium), just fitted the fov of binocular with Venus which was down to the left. Much farther (perhaps 2.5 fovs?) down was located Jupiter! Regards maf


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:36 pm 
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I peeped out of the patio door this morning at 5.40UT and could see only Venus blazing in the SE. Then as I watched, came a brightening of the cloud just south and east of Venus, followed by the northern cusp of the waning crescent Moon appearing in a small gap. This gap slipped southwards quickly, and there were the Moon and Venus close together (well, 4degrees), a beautiful sight. After a minute of two, both were gone, blotted out by the thick cloud, not to return by daylight.

Must say I felt privileged to see the sight even for just a minute :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:51 am 
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In addition to the previous report on the First January. I went up to the Foredown Tower at 0900 and the picked out the Moon and then Venus in Daylight (obs.#546) with 8x40 binocular. They did not seem much closer together even then. I was hoping to continue to follow Venus, using The Moon as a locator but....yes you guessed it!..by 0915 the clouds had covered them.
(An attempt too see the Moon , Venus , and Jupiter, and perhaps Mercury even, foiled in the 2nd and 3rd Jan by clouds.)
Regards maf


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