Pretty planet/moon pairup tonight, Chinese Space Station visible, and reminders
Jane Houston Jones
jane at whiteoaks.com
Tue Nov 1 16:41:08 PDT 2016
Hi everyone, my What's Up November video is out, and there is a pretty
lineup of moon and planets the next 3 nights, so I thought I'd send out
an additional reminder to step out and look up!
From November 1^st to 3^rd , catch gibbous Venus (phase visible in
telescopes, may look "oval" in binos, the crescent moon, and ringed
Saturn together in the southwest sky just after sunset.The prettiest
triangle of the three is Thursday night, so go out and practice just
Then also tonight, there'sa very good pass of the Chinese Space Station
just after 7:00 PM for SoCal. This is probably the last real
opportunity to see Tiangong 2 while the Chinese astronauts are still
onboard. Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong are half way through
their month-long flight. The station reaches 10 degrees above WSW
horizon 7:06:53 p.m. (Very near the moon/Venus/Saturn trio) Maximum
altitude 67 degrees NNW at 7:09:57 at magnitude 1.2, brighter than the
most of the stars it passes until it disappears into Earth's shadow near
fainter Cassiopeia stars. Let me know if you see it!!
There are also some famous meteor showers -- famous from past outbursts,
but rates will be lower due to bright moons nearby, but still any chance
to see a Taurid on the 12th, a Leonid on the 17th or an Orionid on the
28th, is worth it if you are awake and the sky is clear on or near the
Mojave National Preserve Star Party is this weekend! RSVP here on the
Facebook Event - or ask me for phone/email to RSVP
Eclipse info - no new news, but some of your fellow members of this
email list have reserved two of the camper sites next to us in St.
Anthony ID, and there are plenty more sites available. Info was on the
last email. And the Idaho Museum in Idaho Falls will have some cool
exhibits (and speakers :-) the day before the eclipse) It's gonna be epic!!
What's Up JPL http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/video/details.php?id=1448
What's Up Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj7hDvy9bgI
What's Up Tumblr
Jane Houston Jones
What's Up Nov? Venus sunset,Jupiter dawn, Saturn, Meteors
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