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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 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 the morning skies are still dominated by Venus shining brightly over the eastern horizon.
Its companion inner planet Mercury has moved to the evening skies and is daily moving east away from the Sun becoming more visible.
Mars will be close to Mercury for the first few days of the month but will move into superior conjunction by the end of the month. The two
giant outer planets grace the night skies with Jupiter over the southern to southwestern horizon at sunset and Saturn becoming more
visible over the eastern to southern horizon at sunset.
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