JeffPo's Recent Astronomy News & Events Page

Comet Hale-Bopp, 04/01/97

Last update:  08/25/17

All times given are for my local time zone, which is Eastern Daylight Time. I update this page when I have time.


Recent Observing Sessions

Great American Eclipse  08/21/17  New!


Projects & Updates

Nothing much new.  I've abandoned my old observatory plans and I'm working on a new structure.  A few details are on my Observatory Plans Page.


Non-Astronomy Projects & Updates

Nothing much, still just working on various issues with the "new" house.


Upcoming Events

Haven't taken a look to see.


The Planet Report  (Last update:  08/25/17)

Jupiter is about 23 degrees above the west southwestern horizon at sunset making it an okay evening target.

Saturn is about 31 degrees above the southern horizon at sunset making it a great evening target.

Pluto is about 23 degrees above the southeastern horizon at sunset making it a great evening target.

Neptune rises about 8:10pm making it a great late night target.

Uranus is about 52 degrees above the southwester horizon at sunrise making it a great early morning target.

Venus is about 30 degrees above the eastern horizon at sunrise making it a morning target during its current role as the "morning star".

Mars is only about 8 degrees above the eastern horizon at sunrise meaning it's probably too close to the twilight glow for good observations.  You can see it, but I wouldn't hope for too much detail.

Moon

Lunar Phase

Date

New Moon Aug 21, 2017
First Quarter Aug 29, 2017
Full Moon Sept 6, 2017
Third Quarter Sept 13, 2017
New Moon Sept 20, 2017
First Quarter Sept 27, 2017
Full Moon Oct 5, 2017
Third Quarter Oct 12, 2017
New Moon Oct 19, 2017
First Quarter Oct 27, 2017
Full Moon Nov 4, 2017
Third Quarter Nov 10, 2017
New Moon Nov 18, 2017


* Back to home page *