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Volume 19 -- Issue 06
June 2013

   Welcome to this issue of Qué tal. Here you will find useful observing information about the visible planets, our Moon and other moons, the Sun, as well as various 'things' celestial.
   Among these web pages you will find monthly star maps for either the northern or southern hemisphere that are suitable for printout. Animated images are utilized to illustrate celestial motions such as orbital motions of the planets, and other solar orbiting objects, or apparent and real motions along the ecliptic and the local horizon. Regular features include plotting the monthly positions of the visible planets using heliocentric coordinates; following moon phases; conjunctions; the sun's apparent motion and the Earth's real motion along the ecliptic.

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   At A Glance: This month there will only be evening planets until near the end of the month when Mars starts becoming visible over the eastern horizon at sunrise. Jupiter moves into solar conjunction near mid-month and will not be visible again until later in July. Saturn is very visible over the southern horizon at sunset local time. The two inner planets Venus and Mercury pass by the open star cluster M-35, near the feet of the Gemini Twins during the first week of June. Interestingly these two planets will stay within the field of view of binoculars for most of the month.

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