(morning sky) at 2h UT. Mag. -1.0.
in 2011-12 (Damian Peach)
163 Erigone occults Regulus
at 6:06 UT (evening sky). Observable to the naked-eye by anyone
in its path across the NE USA and into Canada. The bright star
will าvanishำ for up to 14 seconds in the middle of the 108km
at 16:57 UT. The time when the Sun reaches the point along the
ecliptic where it crosses into the northern celestial hemisphere
marking the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and
autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.
very near Saturn
(127ฐ from Sun, morning sky) at 3h UT. Mag. +0.3. Occultation
visible along a path between E South America and SW Africa.
of Saturn (IOTA)
in 2013 (Damian Peach)
(morning sky) at 8h UT.
at greatest elongation,
47ฐ west from Sun (morning sky) at 19h UT. Mag. -4.4.
at 1:47 UT.
(46ฐ from Sun, morning sky) at 6h UT. Mag. -4.4.
(closest to Earth) at 19h UT (365,703 km; angular size 32.7').
at 18:47 UT. Start of lunation 1129.
times Universal Time (UT). USA Central Standard Time = UT-6 hours. (DST = UT-5 hrs,)
is caused by sunlight reflected off meteoric dust in the plane
of the solar system. Choose a clear, moonless night, about 1-2
hours after sunset, and look for a large triangular-shaped glow
extending up from the horizon (along the ecliptic). The best
months to view the Zodiacal Light is when the ecliptic is almost
vertical at the horizon: March and April (evening) and
October-November (morning); times reversed for the southern
Picture of the Day (APOD)
the Zodiacal Light (Weatherscapes)