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Will Mars Appear as Big as The Full Moon?!!!

August 13, 2009 by  
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“Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye.” That direct quote is from an email forwarded to me today. The sender was asking me if it was true.  I noticed in the email that it was also sent to about two dozen other people. These were all mostly business associates, […]

June 21, 2009 – 7 Planets and the Moon!!!

June 4, 2009 by  
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Wow, if you are out for the new moon in June, you are in for a treat on the morning of June 21, 2009. At 4:00 a.m. you will be able to see a sliver of the moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Uranus, Jupiter, and Neptune. That’s 6 Planets, and if you look straight down at […]

April 22, 2009 – Lyrid Meteor Shower

April 1, 2009 by  
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On April 22, 2009 the Lyrid Meteor Shower will be at it’s best. The radiant (point where the meteors seem to come from will be between the constalations Hercules and Lyra. Expect to see 10-20 meteors per hour in darker skies. To best view the show just look straight up while reclining in a chair. […]

On March 27, 2009 Venus is at Inferior Conjunction

March 20, 2009 by  
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Venus will be at the closest it will be in between us and the Sun on March 27, 2009 for the year.  That means it will be an excellent time to view Venus. The crescent will appear very thin. Towards the end of March you may even be able to see this in binoculars.  The […]

The Moon and the Pleiades after Sunset March 29, 2009

March 7, 2009 by  
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Right after sunset you can view the tiny sliver of the Moon only 6 degrees away from the Pleides. It will only be up for a couple of hours as the moon sets around 9:45 p.m. .

Moon, Jupiter and Mars Morning March 23, 2009

March 7, 2009 by  
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On March 23 the Moon, Jupiter and Mars will all be next to each other in the Eastern sky around 5:00 a.m.