at greatest elongation,
21° west of Sun (morning sky) at 18h UT. Mag +0.5.
(closest to Earth) at 8h UT (358,260 km; angular size 33.4').
1.3° NNE of Spica
(92° from Sun, evening sky) at 4h UT. Mags. +0.2 and +1.0.
6.2° ESE of Venus
(20° and 26° from Sun, morning sky) at 19h UT. Mags. -0.1 and -3.9.
at 2:09 UT.
near the Pleiades
(morning sky) at 16h UT.
• The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
(morning sky) at 12h UT.
(24° from Sun, morning sky) at 17h UT. Mag. -3.9.
with the Sun at 21h UT. Passes into the morning sky (not visible).
at 22:42 UT. Start of lunation 1133.
(farthest from Earth) at 3h UT (distance 406,567 km; angular size
(evening sky) at 4h UT.
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)