(morning sky) at 21h UT. Mag. −4.5.
at 12:17 UT. Start of lunation 1167.
at its brightest
at 19h UT. Mag. −4.5.
(closest to Earth) at 16:14 UT (359,327 km; angular size 33.3').
near the Pleiades
(23° from Sun, evening sky) at 2h UT.
(27° from Sun, evening sky) at 9h UT. Mag. 1.6.
(32° from Sun, evening sky) at 18h UT. Occultation visible from
eastern Europe and north central Africa.
of Aldebaran (IOTA)
times Universal Time (UT). USA Central Standard Time = UT-6 hours. (DST = UT-5 hrs,)
is caused by sunlight reflected off meteoric dust in the plane
of the solar system. Choose a clear, moonless night, about 1-2
hours after sunset, and look for a large triangular-shaped glow
extending up from the horizon (along the ecliptic). The best
months to view the Zodiacal Light is when the ecliptic is almost
vertical at the horizon: March and April (evening) and
October-November (morning); times reversed for the southern
Picture of the Day (APOD)
the Zodiacal Light (Weatherscapes)