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12:59 PM - Oct 28, 2017 #281

It's the right time of year for observing the moon, all right. 

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6:53 AM - Oct 29, 2017 #282

I looked upwards for a few moments,
but didn't do anything really special.

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6:14 AM - Nov 12, 2017 #283

A nice flyover of the ISS a few minutes ago.

Is this the kind of situation where you can get a good picture, Dun?
And see the panels and everything.

ISS was super bright (6:05), and it is light outside.
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5:10 PM - Nov 12, 2017 #284

If the clouds allow it, there will be a great view
of Venus and Jupiter very close together tomorrow
morning. They are "in counjunction" and that
should be a nice thing to see.

Sunrise is at 6:32.



It is good luck to see a conjunction like this!
It will make your whole day go well.


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Just before sunrise Monday (Nov. 13), Venus and Jupiter will pass within 17 arc minutes (0.28 degrees) of each other in the sky, or just over half the apparent width of the full moon. The two planets will also be fairly close to each other in the days just ahead of and just after the conjunction. 

The actual conjunction (the point at which the planets are closest together in the sky) will happen at 1:05 a.m. EST (0605 GMT) on Nov. 13. Neither planet will have risen for observers on the U.S. East Coast by then — that won't happen for another few hours, at about 5:30 a.m. EST (1030 GMT). Jupiter and Venus will be in the constellation Virgo, roughly southeast, and west of the moon, which will be a small crescent.
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11:11 PM - Nov 12, 2017 #285

My Dad like everything about space.  Conjunctions were huge.  As was listening to Sputnik on a home built.  The entire LEM Program.  Anything exploring space.  Billions and Billions. His favorite flower - a cosmos.

Happy 100th Dad.

Good night Laika.
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6:10 AM - Nov 13, 2017 #286

Too cloudy for The Conjunction this morning!
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4:58 AM - Nov 15, 2017 #287

There will still be a good Venus/Jupiter conjunct this morning. Clouds seem better for a look this morning.
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5:23 PM - Nov 21, 2017 #288

Excellent earthshine on the Moon right now.

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5:15 PM - Dec 14, 2017 #289

Here comes the ISS.

And it will be directly overhead at 5:27.

It will be so bright you need shades!

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Thu Dec 14 5:24 PM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 85°, Appears: 10° above NW, Disappears: 16° above ESE
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5:30 PM - Dec 14, 2017 #290

That was amazing! My son and I caught it. I'm lucky to be home early today. Thanks for the heads-up.
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5:45 PM - Dec 14, 2017 #291

Glad you saw it. I forgot about it until about 10 minutes prior.

That's about as bright as it gets!
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9:18 PM - Dec 28, 2017 #292

Time: Fri Dec 29 5:55 AM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 84°, Appears: 12° above WSW, Disappears: 11° above NE
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This should be a very bright pass in the morning, especially in the clear, cold air.
Brightness: -3.3 mag
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6:03 AM - Dec 29, 2017 #293

A little too misty up above to see it.
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6:09 AM - Jan 07, 2018 #294

January 7, early morning conjunction.

Jupiter and Mars in conjunction right now and it is very clear right now.
A nice view!  Looks like you can see Zube as well.

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6:57 AM - Jan 07, 2018 #295

DM3194 wrote: January 7, early morning conjunction.

Jupiter and Mars in conjunction right now and it is very clear right now.
A nice view!  Looks like you can see Zube as well.
Caught it! Just before a frosty daybreak.
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7:14 AM - Jan 07, 2018 #296

I just barely caught it, too.

I wanted to get over to the back shore and see the Mars/Jupiter rise....but forgot!
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10:43 PM - Jan 10, 2018 #297

Moon, Mars and Jupiter all bunched up
in a nice way early tomorrow morning.

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6:06 PM - Jan 25, 2018 #298

DM, Cathy or any of you who follow what is going on in space...what is going on January 31?  I read something about once in 150 year moon event. 
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6:15 PM - Jan 25, 2018 #299

Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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6:19 PM - Jan 25, 2018 #300

Thanks, Damon!
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