RFO

What's Up in the Night Sky

Here's a month-by-month listing of astronomical predictions for the year, compiled by
Jack Welch, RFO astronomy instructor.

 

Abbreviations

Astr Twi/AT -Astronomical Twilight
Cal - Callisto
Civ Twi/CT - Civil Twilight
Cr - Crescent
Disap - Disappear
Dbl Tr - Double Tansit
E - End/Exit
Ec/Ecl - Eclipse
EcD - Eclipse disappearance
EcR - Eclipse reappearance
Eur - Europa
Ex - Exit
Gan - Ganymede
Gr El - Greatest Elongation
Jup - Jupiter
Lun - Lunar
Max - Maximum
Mer - Mercury
Min - Minimum
Mn - Moon
Naut Twi/NT - Nautical Twilight
Nr - Near
Occ - Occultation
OcD - Occultation disappearance
OcR - Occultation reapparance
Opp - Opposition
Pen - Penumbral
Reap - Reappear
Qtr - Quarter
Sat - Saturn /Satellite
Sh - Shadow
S/St - Start
Stat - Stationary
Tot - Total
Tr - Transit
V Nr - Very Near
Ven - Venus
Zod Lt - Zodiacal Light

 

Observing

Upcoming Observing Highlights

April 2018
  • Monday, 4/2/2018 - Eur OcR - Time: 01:00
    • Europa appears from behind Jupiter's SE limb at 0107.
  • Monday, 4/2/2018 - Mar Vnr Sat - Time: 05:00
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  • Tuesday, 4/3/2018 - Mn nr Jup - Time: 05:30
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  • Wednesday, 4/4/2018 - Io Sh/Sat Tr - Time: 04:30
    • Io's shadow begins to transit Jupiter at 0455 followed by Io itself at 0542. The transits are in progress at sunrise.
  • Thursday, 4/5/2018 - Io EcD/OcR - Time: 02:00
    • Io disappears into Jupiter's shadow 0.3 Jupiter diameter W of Jupiter at 0203 then reappears from behind Jupiter's east limb at 0542.
  • Thursday, 4/5/2018 - Io Sh/Sat Tr - Time: 23:00
    • Io's shadow transits Jupiter from 2324 until 0134 followed by Io itself from 0008 to 0217.
  • Friday, 4/6/2018 - Io OcR - Time: 23:00
    • Io emerges from behind Jupiter's E limb at 2324.
  • Saturday, 4/7/2018 - Eur Sh/Sat Tr - Time: 04:30
    • Europa's shadow transits Jupiter starting at 0444 followed by Europa at 0512. The transits are in progress at sunrise.
  • Saturday, 4/7/2018 - Mn nr Mar & Sat - Time: 05:00
    • A nice morning conjunction. Use binoculars.
  • Saturday, 4/7/2018 - Gan Sh/Sat Tr - Time: 23:00
    • Jupiter rises with Ganymede's shadow in transit in the north polar region. Jupiter is 7° high at 2300 (calculated for RFO). The shadow transit ends at 0002. The Ganymede transits the north polar region from 0124 to 0228.
  • Sunday, 4/8/2018 - Last Qtr - Time: 00:30
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  • Sunday, 4/8/2018 - Eur EcD/OcR - Time: 23:30
    • Europa disappears into Jupiter's shadow 0.4 Jupiter diameter W of Jupiter at 2352, then reappears from behind Jupiter's SE limb at 0326.
  • Thursday, 4/12/2018 - Io EcD - Time: 03:30
    • Io disappears into Jupiter's shadow 0.5 Jupiter diameter W of Jupiter at 0356.
  • Friday, 4/13/2018 - Io Sh/Sat Tr - Time: 01:00
    • Io's shadow transits Jupiter from 0117 to 0328, followed by Io itself from 0153 to 0402.
  • Saturday, 4/14/2018 - Io OcR - Time: 01:00
    • Io reappears from behind Jupiter's east limb at 0109.
  • Sunday, 4/15/2018 - Gan Sh/Sat Tr - Time: 02:00
    • Ganymede's shadow transits Jupiter's north polar region from 0213 to 0359 followed by Ganymede itself from 0447 to 0551 (in nautical twilight).
  • Sunday, 4/15/2018 - New Moon - Time: 19:00
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  • Monday, 4/16/2018 - Eur EcD/OcR - Time: 02:00
    • Europa disappears into Jupiter's shadow 0.3 Jupiter diameter W of Jupiter at 0227. Europa emerges from behind Jupiter's SE limb at 0543 in nautical twilight.
  • Monday, 4/16/2018 - 1.4% Cr Mn - Time: 20:00
    • An ultra-thin crescent moon is 4° high 1° south of due west 30 minutes after sunset (or at 2018 calculated for the RFO site). Use binoculars.
  • Tuesday, 4/17/2018 - Sat stat - Time: 19:00
    • Saturn begins retrograde motion.
  • Tuesday, 4/17/2018 - CrMn nr Ven & Pleiades - Time: 20:30
    • The crescent moon is near Venus with the Pleiades above Venus. Use binoculars.
  • Tuesday, 4/17/2018 - Occ of ZC516 - Time: 21:00
    • At about 2102 the mag 6.9 star ZC516 will disappear behind the moon's dark limb 71° from the north cusp. ZC516 is an extremely close equal double with a separation of 0.2 seconds predicted for the disappearance of the two components. (Calculated using Occult4 for the RFO site. Details will differ as distance from RFO increases.)
  • Tuesday, 4/17/2018 - Eur Sh/Sat Tr - Time: 22:30
    • The transits are in progress as Jupiter rises. Jupiter will be 9° high by 2230 (calculated for RFO). The shadow transit ends at 2251 and Europa's transit ends at 2346.
  • Wednesday, 4/18/2018 - Mn Vnr Aldebaran - Time: 21:30
    • The moon is very near the bright red-orange star Aldebaran.
  • Friday, 4/20/2018 - Io Sh/Sat Tr - Time: 03:00
    • Io's shadow transits Jupiter from 0311 to 0521 (in astro twilight) followed by Io itself from 0338 to 0547 (in nautical twilight).
  • Friday, 4/20/2018 - Io EcD/OcR - Time: 24:00
    • At 0018 Io disappears into Jupiter's shadow 0.2 Jupiter diameter west of Jupiter, then reappears from behind Jupiter's E limb at 0253.
  • Saturday, 4/21/2018 - Io Sh/Sat Tr - Time: 21:30
    • Io's shadow transits Jupiter from 2139 (when Jupiter is just 4° high calculated for RFO) to 2350. Then Io transits from 2204 (Jupiter 8° high at RFO) to 0013.
  • Sunday, 4/22/2018 - Lyrids Peak - Time: 11:00
    • The Lyrid meteor shower could peak any time between about 3am to 2pm and usually has about 18 meteors/hour at peak, though this varies. The first quarter moon sets at 0201 this morning so best viewing is between 2 and 5am. The shower stays active for a few days around the peak and the radiant rises at around 10pm.
  • Sunday, 4/22/2018 - 1st Qtr - Time: 14:30
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  • Sunday, 4/22/2018 - Mn nr M44 - Time: 24:00
    • The moon is near the large bright open star cluster M44. Use binoculars.
  • Tuesday, 4/24/2018 - Eur Sh/Sat Tr - Time: 23:00
    • Europa's shadow transits from 2310 to 0126 followed by Europa itself from 2352 to 0202.
  • Wednesday, 4/25/2018 - Ven nr Pleiades - Time: 21:00
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  • Wednesday, 4/25/2018 - Gan OcR - Time: 23:00
    • Ganymede emerges from behind Jupiter's extreme SE polar limb at 2301.
  • Saturday, 4/28/2018 - Io EcD/OcR - Time: 02:00
    • Io disappears into Jupiter's shadow 0.1 Jupiter diameter W of Jupiter at 0212, then appears from behind Jupiter's E limb at 0437.
  • Saturday, 4/28/2018 - Io Sh/Sat Tr - Time: 23:30
    • Io's shadow transits from 2333 to 0144, followed by Io itself from 2348 to 0157.
  • Sunday, 4/29/2018 - "Pink" Moon - Time: 18:00
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  • Sunday, 4/29/2018 - Io OcR - Time: 23:00
    • Io emerges from behind Jupiter's E limb at 2303.
  • Monday, 4/30/2018 - Mn nr Jup - Time: 04:30
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  • Monday, 4/30/2018 - Occ of gamma Lib - Time: 20:30
    • At about 2238 the mag 3.9 star gamma Librae will reappear from behind the moon's dark limb at axis angle 283° (or about 62° from the north cusp). This star is an extremely close equal double with about a 0.1 second delay between the components. (Calculated using Occult4 for the RFO site. Details will differ as distance from RFO increases.)

May 2018
  • Wednesday, 5/2/2018 - Eur Sh/Sat Tr - Time: 01:30
    • Europa's shadow transits from 0144 to 0401 followed by Europa itself from 0207 to 0417.
  • Wednesday, 5/2/2018 - Gan EcD/OcR - Time: 24:00
    • Ganymede disappears into Jupiter's shadow at 0016 (5/3) just W of the SW polar region then reappears from behind Jupiter's SE polar limb at 0219.
  • Thursday, 5/3/2018 - Eur OcR - Time: 23:00
    • Europa reappears from behind Jupiter's SE limb at 2322.
  • Friday, 5/4/2018 - Occ of mu Sgr - Time: 01:30
    • At about 0132 the mag 3.8 star mu Sgr will reappear from behind the moon's dark limb at axis angle 284° (or about 76° from the north cusp). (Calculated using Occult4 for the RFO site. Details will differ as distance from RFO increases.)
  • Friday, 5/4/2018 - Mn nr Sat - Time: 04:30
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  • Saturday, 5/5/2018 - Io EcD - Time: 04:00
    • At 0406, Io disappears into Jupiter's shadow VERY close to Jupiter's W limb (as Jupiter is almost at opposition).
  • Saturday, 5/5/2018 - Occ of Al Baldah - Time: 04:00
    • At about 0420 mag 2.9 Al Baldah (pi Sgr) will reappear from behind the moon's dark limb at axis angle 339° (or about 22° from the north limb). This star is an extremely close triple with lag times for the components predicted at 0.5 and 1.9 seconds. (Calculated using Occult4 for the RFO site. Details will differ as distance from RFO increases.)
  • Sunday, 5/6/2018 - Io Sh/Sat Tr - Time: 01:00
    • Note: This event is very near Jupiter opposition so Io's disk may overlap its shadow slightly! Io's shadow transits Jupiter from 0127 to 0338, followed very closely by Io itself from 0132 to 0341.
  • Sunday, 5/6/2018 - Mn nr Mar - Time: 02:00
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  • Sunday, 5/6/2018 - Io EcD/OcR - Time: 22:00
    • At 2234, Io disappears into Jupiter's shadow VERY close to Jupiter's W limb (as Jupiter is almost at opposition). Then Io emerges from behind Jupiter's E limb at 0047.
  • Monday, 5/7/2018 - Last Qtr - Time: 19:00
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  • Monday, 5/7/2018 - Io Sh/Sat Tr - Time: 21:00
    • In progress at sunset, Io's disk should substantially overlap its shadow since Jupiter is nearly at opposition. Both transits end at 2206, the shadow 36 seconds before Io itself.
  • Tuesday, 5/8/2018 - Jup opp - Time: 18:00
    • Jupiter is at opposition in Libra at magnitude -2.5 and a disk diameter of 43.8".
  • Thursday, 5/10/2018 - Eur OcD/EcR - Time: 23:00
    • Europa disappears behind Jupiter's SW limb at 2326, then reappears from Jupiter's shadow VERY close to the SE limb at 0146.
  • Sunday, 5/13/2018 - Io Sat/Sh Tr - Time: 03:00
    • Io transits Jupiter starting at 0313 followed closely by its shadow at 0321. Io's transit ends in mid-twilight at 0524 with Jupiter low in the east. The end of the shadow transit is not locally observable.
  • Sunday, 5/13/2018 - Io OcD/EcR - Time: 24:00
    • Io disappears behind Jupiter's W limb at 0022 (5/14) and reappears from Jupiter's shadow about 0.05 Jupiter diameter from Jupiter's E limb at 0240.
  • Monday, 5/14/2018 - Io Sat/Sh Tr - Time: 21:30
    • Io transits Jupiter from 2141 to 2350, followed closely by its shadow from 2150 to 2400.
  • Tuesday, 5/15/2018 - New Moon - Time: 05:00
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  • Tuesday, 5/15/2018 - Io EcR - Time: 21:00
    • Io reappears from Jupiter's shadow about 0.05 Jupiter diameter from the east limb at 2108 (during nautical twilight).
  • Wednesday, 5/16/2018 - 4.0% Cr Mn in W - Time: 20:30
    • A thin 4.0% crescent moon is viewable in the west. It will be 9° high 40 minutes after sunset (or at 2056 calculated for RFO).
  • Thursday, 5/17/2018 - CrMn nr Ven - Time: 21:00
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  • Friday, 5/18/2018 - Eur OcD/EcR - Time: 01:30
    • Europa disappears behind Jupiter at 0140, then reappears from Jupiter's shadow 0.2 Jupiter diameter from the east limb at 0421 (in astronomical twilight).
  • Saturday, 5/19/2018 - Eur Sat/Sh Tr - Time: 21:00
    • Both transits are in progress at sunset. Europa's transit ends at 2155 (in astro twilight) and its shadow's transit ends at 2230.
  • Saturday, 5/19/2018 - Occ of 20 Cnc - Time: 23:30
    • At about 2330, mag 5.9 20 Cancri will disappear behind the moon's dark limb 70° from the north cusp. (Calculated using Occult4 for the RFO site. Details will differ as distance from RFO increases.)
  • Sunday, 5/20/2018 - Gan Sat/Sh Tr - Time: 21:00
    • These events occur in Jupiter's far north polar region and both begin during twilight. Ganymede transits from 2106 to 2207 followed by its shadow from 2204 to 2350.
  • Monday, 5/21/2018 - 1st Qtr - Time: 21:00
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  • Monday, 5/21/2018 - Mn vnr Regulus - Time: 21:00
    • The moon is very near the bright blue star Regulus. Use binoculars.
  • Monday, 5/21/2018 - Io Sat/Sh Tr - Time: 23:00
    • Io transits Jupiter from 2326 to 0135 followed by its shadow from 2344 to 0154.
  • Tuesday, 5/22/2018 - Io EcR - Time: 23:00
    • Io reappears from Jupiter's shadow 0.1 Jupiter diameter east of Jupiter at 2302.
  • Wednesday, 5/23/2018 - Occ of 7 Vir - Time: 20:30
    • At about 2044 mag 5.4 7 Virginis will disappear behind the moon's dark limb 78° from the south cusp. (Calculated using Occult4 for the RFO site. Details will differ as distance from RFO increases.)
  • Friday, 5/25/2018 - Eur OcD - Time: 03:30
    • At 0355 Europa will disappear behind Jupiter's SW limb.
  • Saturday, 5/26/2018 - Eur Sat/Sh Tr - Time: 22:00
    • Note: This event begins in late twilight. Europa transits Jupiter from 2200 to 0012, followed by its shadow from 2250 to 0106.
  • Saturday, 5/26/2018 - Mn nr Jup - Time: 24:00
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  • Sunday, 5/27/2018 - Gan Sat/Sh Tr & Io OcD - Time: 24:00
    • Ganymede transits Jupiter's north polar region from 0023 to 0148, followed by its shadow from 0203 to 0349. And Io disappears behind Jupiter at 0350.
  • Tuesday, 5/29/2018 - Io Sat/Sh Tr - Time: 01:00
    • Io transits Jupiter from 0110 to 0319, followed by its shadow from 0138 to 0348.
  • Tuesday, 5/29/2018 - "Flower" Moon - Time: 07:30
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  • Tuesday, 5/29/2018 - Io OcD/EcR - Time: 22:00
    • Io disappears behind Jupiter at 2217, then reappears from Jupiter's shadow 0.2 Jupiter diameter east of Jupiter at 0057.
  • Wednesday, 5/30/2018 - Io Sat/Sh Tr - Time: 21:00
    • Both events are in progress at sunset. Io's transit ends at 2146 and its shadow at 2217, both during astro twilight.
  • Thursday, 5/31/2018 - Mn vnr Sat - Time: 24:00
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June 2018
  • Friday, 6/1/2018 - Mn vnr Sat - Time: 00:30
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  • Saturday, 6/2/2018 - Eur Sat/Sh Tr - Time: 24:00
    • Europa transits Jupiter from 0017 (6/3) to 0229 followed by its shadow from 0126 to 0342, by which time Jupiter's altitude will be 8° (at RFO site).
  • Sunday, 6/3/2018 - Mn nr Mar - Time: 04:00
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  • Monday, 6/4/2018 - Eur EcR - Time: 22:30
    • Europa emerges from Jupiter's shadow 0.4 Jupiter diameter east of Jupiter at 2249.
  • Tuesday, 6/5/2018 - Io Sat/Sh Tr - Time: 02:30
    • Io begins transiting Jupiter at 0256 followed by its shadow at 0333, by which time Jupiter's altitude is 8° (at RFO site). Jupiter sets with transits in progress.
  • Tuesday, 6/5/2018 - Io OcD/EcR - Time: 24:00
    • Io disappears behind Jupiter at 0002 (6/6) and reappears from Jupiter's shadow 0.25 Jupiter diameter east of Jupiter at 0252.
  • Wednesday, 6/6/2018 - Last Qtr - Time: 11:30
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  • Wednesday, 6/6/2018 - Io Sat/Sh Tr - Time: 21:00
    • Note: This event begins in nautical twilight. Io transits Jupiter's disk from 2122 to 2331 followed by its shadow from 2201 to 0011.
  • Thursday, 6/7/2018 - Io/Gan EcR - Time: 21:00
    • This is an especially interesting event. Note that it occurs during twilight. At 2120 Io emerges from Jupiter's shadow 0.25 Jupiter diameter east of Jupiter, with Callisto to the SE. Then, at 2157 Ganymede emerges from Jupiter's shadow between Io and Callisto.
  • Sunday, 6/10/2018 - Eur Tr - Time: 02:30
    • Europa begins to transit Jupiter at 0236. Jupiter sets with the transit in progress.
  • Monday, 6/11/2018 - Eur OcD/EcR - Time: 21:30
    • At 2137 (in nautical twilight) Europa disappears behind Jupiter, then reappears from Jupiter's shadow 0.5 Jupiter diameter east of Jupiter at 0124.
  • Wednesday, 6/13/2018 - Io OcD - Time: 01:30
    • Io disappears behind Jupiter at 0149.
  • Wednesday, 6/13/2018 - New Moon - Time: 12:30
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  • Wednesday, 6/13/2018 - Io Sat/Sh Tr - Time: 23:00
    • Io transits Jupiter from 2308 to 0118, followed by its shadow from 2356 to 0205.
  • Thursday, 6/14/2018 - 2.8% CrMn - Time: 21:00
    • Look for a very thin 2.8% crescent moon 6° high 27° north of due west 30 minutes after sunset (or at 2105 calculated for the RFO site).
  • Thursday, 6/14/2018 - Gan OcR/Ec & Io EcR - Time: 22:30
    • At 2333 Ganymede appears from behind the east limb of Jupiter's south polar region. At 2315 Io emerges from Jupiter's shadow 0.3 Jupiter diameter east of Jupiter. Ganymede disappears into Jupiter's shadow at 0009 then reappears about 0.9 Jupiter diameter east of the south polar region at 0156.
  • Friday, 6/15/2018 - CrMn nr Ven - Time: 21:30
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  • Saturday, 6/16/2018 - CrMn nr Ven - Time: 21:30
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  • Sunday, 6/17/2018 - Mn vnr Regulus - Time: 23:00
    • The moon is very near the bright blue star Regulus.
  • Monday, 6/18/2018 - Eur OcD - Time: 23:30
    • Europa disappears behind Jupiter at 2357.
  • Tuesday, 6/19/2018 - Nep stat - Time: 05:00
    • Neptune begins retrograde motion in Aquarius.
  • Tuesday, 6/19/2018 - Vesta opp - Time: 13:00
    • The minor planet Vesta is at opposition in Sagittarius at magnitude 5.3 and about 2.5° NE of 58 Oph. A finder's chart is essential for observation.
  • Tuesday, 6/19/2018 - Mer in W thru 7/17 - Time: 21:00
    • Mercury has a moderately good evening apparition, reaching a maximum altitude of 8° 40 minutes after sunset on 7/5. Brightest early on, Mercury will dim quite a bit by July, making it more difficult to spot. Look for it 30 to 40 minutes after sunset in the WNW.
  • Tuesday, 6/19/2018 - Ven Vnr M44 - Time: 22:00
    • Venus is very near the bright open star cluster M44 ("Praesepe" or "The Beehive Cluster"). Try using binoculars starting in late twilight.
  • Wednesday, 6/20/2018 - 1st Qtr - Time: 04:00
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  • Wednesday, 6/20/2018 - Eur Sh Tr - Time: 21:30
    • In progress at sunset, Europa's shadow ends its transit of Jupiter at 2213.
  • Thursday, 6/21/2018 - Io Sat/Sh Tr - Time: 00:30
    • Io begins transiting Jupiter at 0056 followed by its shadow at 0150 with both continuing until close to Jupiter setting.
  • Thursday, 6/21/2018 - Summer Solstice - Time: 03:00
    • The solstice occurs at 0307.
  • Thursday, 6/21/2018 - Io OcD/EcR - Time: 22:00
    • Io disappears behind Jupiter at 2203 then reappears from Jupiter's shadow 0.4 Jupiter diameter east of Jupiter at 0110.
  • Thursday, 6/21/2018 - Gan Oc - Time: 24:00
    • Ganymede passes behind Jupiter's south polar region from 0022 (6/22) to 0205.
  • Friday, 6/22/2018 - Io Sat/Sh Tr - Time: 21:30
    • In progress at sunset, Io's transit of Jupiter ends at 2132 (nautical twilight) and its shadow transit ends at 2228 (astro twilight, at RFO site).
  • Saturday, 6/23/2018 - Mn nr Jup - Time: 21:00
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  • Tuesday, 6/26/2018 - Eur OcD - Time: 02:00
    • Europa disappears behind Jupiter at 0219.
  • Wednesday, 6/27/2018 - Sat opp - Time: 06:00
    • Saturn is at opposition in Sagittarius at magnitude 0.0, a disk size of 18.4", ring diameter of 42" and the rings at near maximum tilt at 27°. Note that Saturn is very near its furthest southern declination so poorly placed for us in the north.
  • Wednesday, 6/27/2018 - Eur Sat/Sh Tr - Time: 21:30
    • Europa's transit of Jupiter is in progress at sunset. Its shadow begins transit at 2234. Europa's transit ends at 2246 and the shadow transit ends at 0059.
  • Wednesday, 6/27/2018 - "Strawberry" Moon - Time: 22:00
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  • Wednesday, 6/27/2018 - Mn Vnr Sat - Time: 22:00
    • The full moon is Very near Saturn (at opposition, the planetary equivalent of a full moon).
  • Thursday, 6/28/2018 - Mar stat - Time: 07:00
    • Mars, now very bright, begins retrograde motion in Capricornus as it nears opposition.
  • Thursday, 6/28/2018 - Io OcD - Time: 23:30
    • Io disappears behind Jupiter at 2352.
  • Friday, 6/29/2018 - Io Sat/Sh Tr - Time: 21:00
    • Note that this event begins during twilight. Io transits Jupiter's disk from 2112 to 2321, followed by its shadow from 2213 to 0023.
  • Saturday, 6/30/2018 - Io EcR - Time: 21:30
    • Io emerges from Jupiter's shadow 0.4 Jupiter diameter east of Jupiter at 2134.
  • Saturday, 6/30/2018 - Mn nr Mar - Time: 24:00
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July 2018
  • Sunday, 7/1/2018 - Mn nr Mar - Time: 00:30
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  • Sunday, 7/1/2018 - Mer in W thru 7/17 - Time: 21:00
    • Mercury has a moderately good evening apparition, reaching a maximum altitude of 8° 40 minutes after sunset on 7/5. Brightest in late June, Mercury will dim quite a bit by July, making it more difficult to spot. Look for it 30 to 40 minutes after sunset in the WNW.
  • Friday, 7/6/2018 - Last Qtr - Time: 01:00
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  • Thursday, 7/12/2018 - New Moon - Time: 20:00
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  • Thursday, 7/19/2018 - 1st Qtr - Time: 13:00
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  • Friday, 7/27/2018 - "Buck" Moon - Time: 13:30
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August 2018
  • Saturday, 8/4/2018 - Last Qtr - Time: 11:30
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  • Saturday, 8/11/2018 - New Moon - Time: 03:00
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  • Sunday, 8/12/2018 - Perseids Peak - Time: 19:00
    • The peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower is expected sometime between about 1pm 8/12 and 1am 8/13, but this shower remains active for many days before and after peak. Over 100 meteors per hour are typical at the peak. The Perseids become viewable after about 11pm and are best during the a.m. hours. Conditions are ideal this year with no moonlight interference.
  • Saturday, 8/18/2018 - 1st Qtr - Time: 01:00
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  • Sunday, 8/26/2018 - "Sturgeon" Moon - Time: 05:00
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September 2018
  • Sunday, 9/2/2018 - Last Qtr - Time: 19:30
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  • Sunday, 9/9/2018 - New Moon - Time: 11:00
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  • Sunday, 9/16/2018 - 1st Qtr - Time: 16:00
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  • Monday, 9/24/2018 - "Harvest" Moon - Time: 20:00
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October 2018
  • Tuesday, 10/2/2018 - Last Qtr - Time: 02:30
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  • Monday, 10/8/2018 - New Moon - Time: 21:00
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  • Tuesday, 10/16/2018 - 1st Qtr - Time: 11:00
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  • Wednesday, 10/24/2018 - "Hunter's" Moon - Time: 09:30
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  • Wednesday, 10/31/2018 - Last Qtr - Time: 09:30
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November 2018
  • Wednesday, 11/7/2018 - New Moon - Time: 08:00
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  • Thursday, 11/15/2018 - 1st Qtr - Time: 07:00
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  • Thursday, 11/22/2018 - "Beaver" Moon - Time: 21:30
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  • Thursday, 11/29/2018 - Last Qtr - Time: 16:30
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December 2018
  • Thursday, 12/6/2018 - New Moon - Time: 23:30
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  • Saturday, 12/15/2018 - 1st Qtr - Time: 04:00
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  • Saturday, 12/22/2018 - "Cold" Moon - Time: 10:00
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  • Saturday, 12/29/2018 - Last Qtr - Time: 01:30
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