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Re: 2020 General Lunar Viewing

Posted: June 1st, 2020, 6:14 pm
by Christopher K.
Going out tonight at 10:00pm CDT, having clear skies one will see beautiful Spica hanging below the Moon due south. The transparency will be poor from ten to midnight, but that's the best time period for transparency!

Re: 2020 General Lunar Viewing

Posted: June 4th, 2020, 5:51 pm
by Christopher K.
Full Moon is tomorrow at 2:12pm CDT. That means from 2:12am early tomorrow to 2:12am Saturday morning, the Moon will "look" Full. According the indexing of the professionals, this is Lunation 1205.

The Moon will rise is a little while, at 7:05pm, and will culminate in the Baton Rouge sky at 12:29am (thirty-nine degrees high in Scorpius).

Re: 2020 General Lunar Viewing

Posted: June 20th, 2020, 7:40 pm
by Christopher K.
Summer 2020! It began at 4:44pm today...
https://www.daviddarling.info/encyclope ... stice.html
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/image ... r-solstice
As is well-known, it takes a while today for the Sun to finally go down. In fact, as of this posting it's still up for another twenty-five minutes! (Due to Daylight Time, otherwise known as Fake Time, the wait seems longer.)

New Moon is tomorrow at 12:33am...
https://astronomy.swin.edu.au/cosmos/N/New+Moon

Re: 2020 General Lunar Viewing

Posted: October 1st, 2020, 7:58 pm
by Christopher K.
The first Full Moon of October is rising just now, almost ten degrees off the horizon, a little east of west. The second Full Moon of October will be on Halloween, which means it will be a so-called "Blue Moon".

Re: 2020 General Lunar Viewing

Posted: October 30th, 2020, 5:47 pm
by Christopher K.
The Moon will be Full (and "Blue") from 8:21pm CDT tonight to 11:18pm CDT tomorrow night...
https://skyandtelescope.org/observing/c ... blue-moon/

Will this creepy Halloween coincidence--the first since 1925 that the Moon was Full on both Halloween and a Saturday--encourage any to listen to supposedly true ghost stories in a few hours, beginning at 2am Baton Rouge time?...
https://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2020-10-30-show/

You think that isn't weird enough? The Full Moon begins in Pisces, crosses into Cetus ten minutes later, then enter Aries at 9:50am tomorrow morning (while it's below the horizon). So this Full Moon will be in three separate constellations!

Then at 2:37pm CST on All Saints' Day, it will enter Taurus.