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Moon & Mercury

Monday 25th November 2019 – 6:30 amThe Moon and Mercury will close together in the early morning. his will be good for photo opportunity.

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Venus & Jupiter

Saturday 23rd – Wednesday 27th November 2019 – 16:30 / 4.30pmVenus can be seen to Jupiter low in the southwest – 30 minutes after sunset.

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Three triangle objects

Monday 18th thru Tuesday 19th November 2019The Moon lies in triangle of two Messier objects as M44 and M67 in the constellation of Cancer (The Crab).

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Ganymede’s shadow

Saturday 9th November 2019 – 16:00 / 4pmA very challenge observation as the magnifications will be required with a suitable telescope takes place in daylight that Ganymede’s shadow transits across the Jupiter’s disc.

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The Capes of Sinus Iridum

Friday 8th November 2019An opportunity to see ‘The Capes of Sinus Iridum’ of Promontorium Laplace and Promontorium Heraclides.

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Moon Craters:- Lalande (10 miles wide)

Tuesday 5th November 2019With patience, good lighting, and decent optics you should be able to tell if Lalande A has a flat or rounded floor by looking at the shadow of the rim as it crosses the center of the … Continue reading

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Saturday 2nd November 2019

Saturday 2nd November 2019The evening the Moon and Saturn are close approach.

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Moon & Jupiter in daylight

Wednesday 31st October 2019 @ 14:00 / 2pmThe Moon and Jupiter will make a close approach, passing within 1°17′ of each other.

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Moon, Venus and Mercury

Tuesday 29th October 2019 @ 16:45 / 4.45pmWith a clear skies, looking for Venus shortly after the sunset low in the southwest.

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Double shadows transit

Thursday 24th October 2019 @ 16:30 / 4.30pmRequires a telescope to view at the gas giant planet, Jupiter from 3:30pm to track the shadows of Jupiter’s moons Io and Europa.

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