with the Sun at 16h UT. Passes into the morning sky (not
(127° from Sun, evening sky) at 17h UT. Mag. +0.5.
1.9° S of Venus
(22° from Sun, evening sky) at 7h UT. Mags. +1.3 and -3.9. An
excellent opportuntiy to find elusive Mercury.
at 5:04 UT. The time when the Sun reaches the point farthest
north of the celestial equator marking the start of summer in
the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern Hemisphere.
(evening sky) at 0h UT.
5.2° S of Pollux
(22° from Sun, evening sky) at 8h UT. Mags. -3.9 and +1.2.
(closest to Earth) at 11h UT (356,911 km; 33.5'). Nearest in
2013. Occurs about half an hour before Full Moon so very high
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)