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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,
while its companion inner planet Mercury is moving closer to the Sun and superior conjunction on the 19th. Mars is close to the Sun and difficult to see in the evening skies
shortly after sunset. Mercury joins Mars leter in the month but both will be low over the horizon at sunset. Jupiter shines brightly through
most of the night hours and its companion, Saturn, reaches opposition at mid-month and so is visible all night.
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