Sky Watch '18

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Sky Watch '18

Postby Frayed Knot » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:01 am

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If you're a pre-dawn riser these days, that's Jupiter and Mars right next to each other in the pre-sunrise southeast sky this week. This morning (Sunday) in particular is them at their closest.
Jupiter is the very bright one alongside the much dimmer but noticeably red-tinged Mars.
Yeah I know it's cold but, if you happen to be both up and out, just look above the horizon in the direction where the sun is going to rise and you can't miss them.
They'll start to drift further apart over the next two weeks although not before the waning crescent moon joins them in a few days.



The next full moon (Jan 31st) will bring a lunar eclipse but not one that'll be visible from the eastern U.S.
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Re: Sky Watch '18

Postby cooby » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:04 pm

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That sounds neat! I'll be leaving the house at 6:30 on Tuesday. If it's not cloudy I'll watch for it!

Re: Sky Watch '18

Postby Frayed Knot » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:31 pm

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This shows the approximate positions as the moon joins the group on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
On Tuesday the moon will just be a little higher and a little fuller.

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Postby Edgy MD » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:49 pm

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Postby Rockin' Doc » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:57 pm

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Re: Sky Watch '18

Postby Frayed Knot » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:36 pm

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Well it will be Aquarius time starting in a week or two, although this Mars / Jupiter / Moon conjunction is happening in the Libra-Scorpio region of the sky.
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Postby cooby » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:13 am

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Saw them!


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