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Lunar X

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 … Continue reading

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A very 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

Thursday 15th February 2018 Рall 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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday 8th February 2018 The star re-appeared behind the Moon at 04:16am this morning.

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Moon, Jupiter & Mars

Wednesday 7th – Saturday 11th February 2018 Moon passes Jupiter and Mars.

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Ceres

Saturday 3rd February 2018 Ceres is at opposition.

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