Thursday, February 27, 2020

Thursday Moon and Venus

The Moon has moved up past Venus tonight.

They appear quite striking together in the evening sky.

Moon and Venus, Wed. Feb. 26

Here is what the Moon and Venus looked like Wednesday evening, here on Bonaire. 

Thursday night, the Moon will be a bit to the upper left of Venus. It should look quite nice if the skies are clear.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Moon and Venus

Sandra and I went out Monday evening to look for the teeny tiny Moon, but there was a cloud bank right in front of where the Moon should be. 

We went out Tuesday night and saw the tiny Moon and Venus. 

The Moon will still be below Venus Wednesday night, but closer to Venus than it was on Tuesday. 

The Moon will be even closer to Venus, at the upper left of Venus (as seen on Bonaire anyway) on Thursday evening.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Moon and Planets - Feb. 20

There were lots of clouds this morning, but I got a few chances to see Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon.

I didn't see the stars of Sagittarius with my naked eye, but they were visible when I was focusing in Live View and in the picture.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Moon and Planets - Feb. 18-20

The Moon and planets are going to be worth looking at this week. On Tuesday morning (Feb. 18) the Moon is quite near Mars. In fact, for places to west of Bonaire, the Moon will pass right in front of Mars while it is still dark out.

If I were to have my telescope out here on Bonaire, which I probably won't, I could probably see the Moon blot out Mars from 09:10 to 09:13 Tuesday morning. Mars would then emerge from the shadowed side of the Moon about an hour later. The timing will most likely be different in other places. 

On Wednesday morning, the Moon will be near Jupiter.

On Thursday morning, the Moon will be near Saturn. If you use the Moon to nail down the location of these three planets this week, you'll be able to follow their progress across the sky all through the spring and summer.

It was cloudy here on Bonaire this morning. I'm hoping for at least one clear morning on Tue, Wed. or Thur. this week!