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PostPosted: January 6th, 2018, 1:49 pm 
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11 January, 3:54am to 5:24am CST
Moon-Mars-Jupiter


The three will be rising together in the east, in the constellation Libra. The 24.5 day-old Moon will have Jupiter to its right and Mars to its lower right. At 3:54am Mars will be fifteen degrees up, and thirty degrees up at 5:24am.
Here are the separations...
Moon and Mars, fewer than four-and-one-quarter degree the whole time
Moon and Jupiter, fewer than four-and-one-quarter degrees the whole time
Mars and Jupiter, fewer than two-and-one-quarter degrees the whole time
The Moon will be a waning crescent.

As a bonus, according to Starry Night Pro Plus Io will be transiting at this time! The other three Galilean moons will be congregating on one side of Jupiter.


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PostPosted: January 20th, 2018, 7:27 pm 
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20 January 2018, 7:55pm to 8:29pm CST
Moon-Neptune


The two will be setting together in the west, in the constellation Aquarius. The 3.6-day-old Moon will have Neptune to its lower right, the pair remaining fewer than three degrees apart the whole time. At 7:55pm Neptune will be twenty-two degrees up, and fifteen degrees up at 8:29pm.


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PostPosted: February 6th, 2018, 1:18 pm 
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7 February 2018, 4:59am to 5:29am CST
Moon-Jupiter


The two will be rising together in the east, in the constellation Libra. The 22.0-day-old Moon will have Jupiter to its lower left, the pair remaining fewer than seven degrees apart the whole time. At 4:59am Jupiter will be thirty-nine degrees up, and forty-one degrees up at 5:29am.

Below is the NOAA forecast for 5am...
precipitation potential, 56%
sky cover, 91%
relative humidity, 100%
temperature, 17˚C
surface wind, S 14 km/h

Danko's predictions are for "poor" transparency (1 out of 5) and "poor" seeing (2 out of 5). The sky rating is BAD.


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PostPosted: February 6th, 2018, 1:31 pm 
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9 February 2018, 3:28am to 4:28am CST
Moon-Mars


The two will be rising together in the east, in the constellation Ophiuchus. The 23.7-day-old Moon will have Mars to its right, the pair remaining fewer than five degrees apart the whole time. At 3:28am Jupiter will be fifteen degrees up, and twenty-five degrees up at 4:28am.

Below is the NOAA forecast for 4am Friday...
precipitation potential, 12%
sky cover, 83%
relative humidity, 85%
temperature, 7˚C
temperature, 6˚C
surface wind, E 8 km/h
The sky rating is POOR.


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