BORDER ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY

STU'S MONTHLY NOTES

January 2019

16 January: A CHANCE TO GLIMPSE THE TWIN SPIRES MESSIER

twin spires

 

21  January: FULL SUPERMOON AND TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPES

supermoon

22ND January: JUPITER (MAG-1.7) AND VENUS(-4.2) ARE 2.5* APART IN THE EASTERN SKY, RISING AT 05:45

A RARE CHANCE TO SEE A NEW MOON THAT’S ONLY ONE DAY OLD. LOOK TO THE WEST 15 MINS AFTER THE SUN HAS SET TO SEE BRIGHT VENUS, 1 Deg. BELOW VENUS YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO VIEW A VERY THIN CRESCENT MOON.

new moon - jupiter and venus

22ND January: JUPITER (MAG-1.7) AND VENUS(-4.2) ARE 2.5* APART IN THE EASTERN SKY, RISING AT 05:45

jupiter venus morning sky

27 Jan: MOON AT LAST QUARTER


31 January: JUPITER, VENUS AND THE MOON ALL TOGETHER IN THE EASTERN SKY FROM 05:30

Moon Venus Jupiter altogether

4 February: NEW MOON


19 February: FULL AND SUPERMOON


27 February: MERCURY GREATEST EASTERN ELONGATION

 

THE PLANETS

MERCURY VERY LOW IN THE SOUTH EAST JUST BEFORE SUNRISE. REACHES SUPERIOR CONJUNCTION ON THE 31ST OF THE MONTH


VENUS IS A MORNING OBJECT RISING AROUND 05:30. LYING VERY LOW AT 5* BUT VERY BRIGHT AT MAG –4 VISIBLE ALL MONTH


MARS FOUND IN THE SOUTHERN EVENING SKY IN PISCES, AT 36* AND MAG +0.4


JUPITER SEEN IN THE EARLY MORNING IN THE SOUTHEAST LOW AT 7.5* MAG –1.6


SATURN RISES AN HOUR BEFORE THE SUN IN THE SOUTHEAST BUT IMPROVES AS THE MONTH GOES ON, ALT 1.6* MAG+0


URANUS AN EVENING OBJECT FOUND IN PICSES AT 47* AND MAG+5.8


NEPTUNE FOUND IN THE SOUTH IN THE EVENING SKY. ALT 25.5* MAG+7.9

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IRIDIUM FLARES TIMES FOR CARLISLE

Iridium flare times carlisle

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