at 11:42 UT. Start of lunation 1174.
(22° from Sun, evening sky) at 11h UT.
(evening sky) at 1h UT. Mag. 0.5.
(farthest from Earth) at 19h UT (distance 406,132 km; angular
at 17:02 UT.
(96° from Sun, evening sky) at 6h UT. Mag. 7.9. Occultation
visible from Antarctica.
3.1° NNE of Spica
(morning sky) at 23h UT. Mags. 1.7 and 1.0.
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)