JeffPo's Recent Astronomy News & Events Page
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.
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.
|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|
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