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Next Star Party:

Saturday, April 29, 2023 8:00 PM

Quarter Moon Star Party at Maturango - April

C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) and Cresecent Moon over Ridgecrest — Ralph Paonessa

* IMPORTANT: Please check here for POSSIBLE WEATHER CANCELLATIONS. *

For a detailed map of what's visible on the Moon this night, go to Derekscope Moon Phase Maps and click on the 10-day Moon.

Activity

Telescope views of Venus, Mars & the crescent Moon

Our Moon will be a 10–day old Quarter Moon, with plenty of details visible along the terminator. Bright planets Mars and Venus are also visible. If we look early enough with our scopes, we may be able to see Venus as a half-disk because its phase will be 67% from Earth.

Winter constellation Orion will be setting early in the West as it disappears from our night sky until Fall. It is being chased from the sky by Scorpius the scorpion, but that Summer constellation won't rise until after 1:00 AM.

Location

Maturango Museum

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