Lunar X

Lunar XLunar X - close up
Thursday 22nd February 2018 – all night
See the Lunar X is a effect in which light and shadow creates the appearance of a letter ‘X’ on the rim of the Blanchinus, La Caille and Purbach craters.
(The X is visible only for a few hours before the first quarter, slightly below the lunar terminator.)

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A very thin crescent Moon!

180216-000 Thin Crescent Moon
Friday 16th February 2018 – between 5.30pm and 5.45pm
Good opportunity to be seen a very thin crescent Moon which can be hard to spot in twilight skies, fortunately you can guide by the bright planet, Venus.

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New Moon & Leo tonight

Free Constellations Clipart
Thursday 15th February 2018 – all night
New Moon @ 21:06 / 9.06pm

Great time to look out for the constellation of Leo (The Lion).
Link: http://www.derekscope.co.uk/constellation-20th/leo/

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Messier 44

180214-000 Messier 44 at south degrees
Wednesday 14th February 2018 (23:00 – Thursday 15th, 1am)
The spectacular view of Messier 44 – The famous Beehive Cluster the constellation of Cancer (The Crab).

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Earthshine

180212-0630 Earthshine
Monday 12th February 2018 @ 06:30am
Spotted the Waning Crescent Moon (Moon age: 26.5 days old / Moonlit: 11%) and catch a glimpse of earthshine this morning – this was definitely worth getting up for.

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Sun Pillar

180210-000 Sun Pillar at Milton Keynes this morning
Saturday 10th February 2018 – Sun Pillar
I happened to look out my window and saw beam of orange light shooting straight up into the sky out of the sunrise. It’s a Sun Pillar.

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Moon and Mars

180209-000 Close approach of the Moon and Mars test
Friday 9th February 2018 from 4am onwards
Close approach of the Moon and Mars.

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180208-000 Gamma Librae re-appeared
180208-000 Gamma Librae re-appeared at the side
Thursday 8th February 2018
The star re-appeared behind the Moon at 04:16am this morning.
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Moon, Jupiter & Mars

180107-000 Moon passess Jupiter and Mars
Wednesday 7th – Saturday 11th February 2018
Moon passes Jupiter and Mars.

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Ceres

180103-002 Ceres is at opposition
Saturday 3rd February 2018
Ceres is at opposition.

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