Star Calendar 1-31 July 2015

Star calendar 1–31 July 2015

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″]1 July   The equation of time is zero. Sun time and local mean time are the same.

4 July   High in the south before dawn, the Pleiades Cluster is 4 finger-widths above or to the upper right of the moon. Aldebaran is the same distance to the left. At its greatest elongation 27.1 degrees east of the sun, Mercury sets nearly an hour after sunset.

5 July   The moon is to Aldebaran’s left this morning, and Orion the Hunter is not far below the moon. Follow a line through his belt 2 fist-widths to the lower left to the Dog Star, Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. Mars and Venus stand side by side low in the east before dawn. Mars is less than 1 fist-width to Venus’ left.

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Stargazer for June 2015

Star calendar 1–30 June 2015

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″]1 June   Saturn is two finger-widths to the moon’s upper right this evening.

2 June   Tonight Venus is a little more than 2 finger-widths to the left of Pollux, forming a straight line with the Gemini Twins. Antares and the moon rise a few minutes after sunset.

14 June   Before dawn, the Pleiades Cluster is less than a fist-width to the moon’s upper left.

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May 2015 star calendar

Star calendar 1–31 May 2015

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″]1 May   Tonight the moon is 2 finger-widths above Spica. Bright Arcturus is 3 fist-widths to the moon’s left. The Big Dipper is far to the upper left

2 May   The moon is to Spica’s lower left this evening.

3 May   High in the east at midnight, the full moon is midway between Spica, 2 fist-widths to the upper right, and Saturn, to the lower left.

4 May   The moon rises shortly after sunset and is followed a little more than a half-hour later by Saturn.

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April 2015 star calendar

Star calendar 1–30 April 2015

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″]1 April   Early tonight, Regulus is 1½ fist-widths to the moon’s upper right high in the east, and Jupiter is another 1½ fist-widths beyond Regulus.

2 April   In the east, Jupiter, Regulus, the moon and Spica line up from upper right to lower left late tonight.

4 April   This morning brings a total lunar eclipse. The eclipse begins as the moon enters Earth’s umbra at 1015 UT. Totality runs from 1157 to 1202 UT, with the last shadow leaving the moon at 1345 UT. Less than half the eclipse will be visible on the East Coast, 75 percent on the West Coast and 100 percent in Western Alaska and Hawaii.

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Stargazer calendar October 2014

Star calendar 1–31 October

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″]1 Oct    The moon is above the dome of the Teapot constellation, Sagittarius, low in the south tonight. Mars and Antares are 3 fist-widths to the lower right.

2 Oct    The bright star 2½ fist-widths above the moon is Altair.

3 Oct    The moon lies between Altair, 2½ fist widths to the upper right, and Fomalhaut, 3½ fist-widths to the lower left.
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