2019 General Lunar Viewing

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Christopher K.
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2019 General Lunar Viewing

Post by Christopher K. » May 4th, 2019, 2:53 pm

This evening at 5:45pm CDT, the Moon will be New.

The next planned time specifically set aside for lunar viewing at HRPO will occur on Saturday 11 May from 4:15pm to 10:15pm. At 8:12pm CDT on that evening the Moon will be in First Quarter.

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Re: 2019 General Lunar Viewing

Post by Christopher K. » July 31st, 2019, 7:21 pm

Tonight at 10:12pm CDT is a New Moon. It should be a fine night for viewing throughout all the dark hours.

Some locations on Earth (not Baton Rouge) will have two New Moons in August! More information...
https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astrono ... -big-deal/

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Re: 2019 General Lunar Viewing

Post by Christopher K. » August 2nd, 2019, 6:12 pm

The 2.2-day old Moon will just be glimpsed in the west at HRPO for about fifteen minutes, 8:30pm to 8:45pm, as the public sky viewing session begins. Bring your binocular!

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Re: 2019 General Lunar Viewing

Post by Christopher K. » August 9th, 2019, 2:47 pm

The twelve-day old Moon will be viewed Monday night at HRPO from 10pm to midnight during the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower. The Moon will be in the constellation Sagittarius. Telescopes will be retired at midnight so visitors can concentrate on searching for Perseids, the rate of which will increase after midnight.

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