What to look out, and up, for in March.
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Nature offers an even more impressive light show. Thanks to Earth’s magnetic fields and the violent explosions of energy on our Sun, we have the “aurora”. And Jupiter has one too!
Ralph, Paul & Jen pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers.
February is a rather uneventful month for beginner’s stargazing, but take advantage of the month-long line up of Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter in the mornings in the East, with the Moon stopping by from the 7th to the 12th. Should make for some good pictures.
Mornings are for the planets this month, with Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn all making appearances, including conjunctions of two different pairs of these planets. The Moon will pass by each of these planets, be full twice, and be eclipsed by Earth’s shadow, but only visibly in certain spots.
What to look out, and up, for in December.
The holidays are upon us, and we have a great Geminid Meteor Shower, the winter constellations appearing, 2 or 3 morning planets, and a year-end occultation of Aldebaran by the Moon.
September has 3 naked eye planets, 2 binocular visible, and some typical close encounters between the Moon and the planets.