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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.
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.
At A Glance: Welcome to this issue of Qué tal.
This month the highlight for planet viewing is probably the transit of the Sun by Mercury on 9 May.
Venus is appproaching superior conjunction early next month and is currently too close to the Sun to be visible.
Mars is at opposition this month and a few days after opposition Mars will be at its closest to the Earth this time around the Sun.
Both Jupiter and Saturn are visible in the east-southeast skies after sunset.
For more observing information visit Bobs-Spaces.net
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