| ||Volume 23 -- Issue 1
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 observing information and other useful Earth and Space news
posted several times each week follow my WordPress Blog at bobs-spaces.
At A Glance: Welcome to this issue of Qué tal.
This month there are at two planets visible over the western horizon at
sunset with Venus setting later and appearing higher each evening, and the 'Red Planet' Mars visible over the southwestern horizon.
Speaking of other planets, Mercury is visible over the eastern horizon at sunrise the entire mont, as
are saturn and Jupiter.
The closest Dwarf Planet, Ceres sets several hours after sunset local time and interestingly is
in the same viewing direction as another Dwarf Planet, Eris, and the outer planet Uranus.