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Volume 21 -- Issue 4
April 2015

   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.

   For additional useful Earth and Space news, information, and graphics follow my WordPress Blog at bobs-spaces, or as Tweets, or as an RSS feed.

   Click here to watch some of my video work posted on You Tube.

At A Glance: Welcome to this issue of Qué tal.
   This month Mercury is on the opposite side of the Sun and will not be visible until the end of the month when it reappears in the evening skies. Venus continues to dominate the evening skies shining brightly over the westerh horizon at sunset, while Mars slowly moves into the glare of the Sun. Before sunrise look toward the south for Saturn above the reddish star Antares in Scorpius. On the 4th there will be a total lunar eclipse visible across much of the United States.
For more observing information visit Bobs-Spaces.net

   Qué tal Theater: Telescope