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Welcome to this issue of Qué tal. Here you will find useful observing information
about the visible planets, our Moon and other
moons, the Sun, as well as various 'things' celestial.
these web pages you will find monthly star maps for either the northern
or southern hemisphere that are suitable for printout. Animated
images are utilized to illustrate celestial motions such as orbital
motions of the planets, and other solar orbiting objects, or apparent
and real motions along the ecliptic and the local horizon. Regular
features include plotting the monthly positions of the visible planets
using heliocentric coordinates; following moon phases; conjunctions; the sun's
apparent motion and the Earth's real motion along the ecliptic.
For additional observing information and other useful Earth and Space news
posted several times each week follow my WordPress Blog at bobs-spaces.
At A Glance: Welcome to this issue of Qué tal.
Not much in the way of planet viewing this month, although the morning skies are still dominated by Venus shining brightly over the eastern horizon in the hours
before sunrise. Mars join Venus in a very close conjunction on the 5th. Saturn is visible but low over the southwestern horizon at sunset. Jupiter is lost
in the Sun's glare and is in solar conjunction near the end of the month. The innermost planet, Mercury, moves into superior conjunction and starts becoming visible in the evening skies by the end of the month.
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