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Volume 19 -- Issue 05
May 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 the innermost planets, Mercury, and Venus become visible over the western horizon at sunset. Watch each evening as they move past Jupiter, offering some interesting triple conjunction arrangements of the three planets. Saturn is just past opposition, and remains visible all night. Mars is just past solar conjunction, and is too close to the Sun to be visible.
This month there will be an annular solar eclipse visible across the South Pacific Ocean. And a very partial lunar eclipse visible across most of western Europe, and Africa.

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