Jupiter and Regulus
within a circle of diameter 5.6° (34° from Sun, evening sky)
at 11h UT. Mags. -4.5, -1.7, and +1.3.
(evening sky) at 15h UT.
Venus and Jupiter
within a circle of diameter 5.9° (31° from Sun, evening sky)
at 16h UT. Mags. -4.5 & -1.7. Regulus is nearby.
very near Venus
(34° from Sun, evening sky) at 1h UT. Mag. -4.5. Spectacular!
Visible worldwide. Occultation visible from the South Pacific
Venus and Regulus
within a circle of diameter 3.2° (34° from Sun, evening sky)
at 1h UT.
(farthest from Earth) at 11h UT (distance 404,836 km; angular
(evening sky) at 14h UT.
at 4:04 UT.
(evening sky) at 7h UT. Mag. +0.4.
at 10:43 UT. A second Full Moon in a calendar month is sometimes
called a "Blue Moon".
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)