NOVAC Observing Report  Oct 9, 2022 to Nov 13, 2022


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Oct 16  12:55 AM Ganymede Eclipse End           (S -60  J 219  46)
  Oct 16   3:07 AM       Io Eclipse End           (S -48  J 254  27)
  Nov 11   5:21 PM   Europa Eclipse End           (S  -5  J 129  28)


The Sun
  Oct  9  rises at 7:12 AM, sets at 6:39 PM
  Nov 13  will rise at 6:49 AM, will set at 4:56 PM


The Moon
  Oct  9  Full Moon
  Oct 17  Last Quarter
  Oct 25  New Moon
  Nov  1  First Quarter
  Nov  8  Full Moon


Events
  Oct 21  The Orionid meteor shower peaks (active Oct 2 to Nov 7)
  Oct 22  Venus is in superior conjunction (behind the Sun)
  Oct 25  Partial solar eclipse (visible from most of Europe, northern
            Africa, the Middle East and western parts of Asia)
  Nov  6  EST starts
  Nov  8  Mercury is in superior conjunction (behind the Sun)
  Nov  8  Total lunar eclipse (partial eclipse begins 4:09:12 am, full
            eclipse begins 5:16:39 am, full eclipse ends 6:41:36 am)
  Nov  9  Uranus is at opposition (Earth between the Sun and Uranus)


The Planets
                       Oct  9                          Nov 13
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   5:42 AM  11:52 AM   6:02 PM     7:06 AM  12:04 PM   5:02 PM
  Venus     6:54 AM  12:45 PM   6:35 PM     7:17 AM  12:15 PM   5:14 PM
  Mars     10:00 PM   5:24 AM  12:46 PM     6:41 PM   2:13 AM   9:41 AM
  Jupiter   6:03 PM  12:07 AM   6:07 AM     2:38 PM   8:34 PM   2:34 AM
  Saturn    4:13 PM   9:20 PM   2:31 AM    12:56 PM   6:03 PM  11:11 PM

            mag   diam  notes for Oct  9              notes for Nov 13
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -0.6   6.8"                                
  Venus    -3.9   9.7"                                3*
  Mars     -0.7  12.8"                                
  Jupiter  -2.9  49.5"  E, 7*                         25*
  Saturn    0.5  17.8"  SE, 23*                       33*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Nov 13, 2022 to Dec 11, 2022


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Nov 18   5:14 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S  -5  J 133  32)
  Nov 18   8:00 PM   Europa Eclipse End           (S -36  J 185  49)
  Nov 25   7:09 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S -27  J 176  48)
  Nov 25  10:39 PM   Europa Eclipse End           (S -66  J 245  33)
  Dec  2   9:04 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S -49  J 227  43)
  Dec  2  10:47 PM   Europa Eclipse Start         (S -67  J 253  27)
  Dec  9  11:00 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S -69  J 260  20)
  Dec 11  (next meeting)   5:29 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S  -8  J 162  46)


The Sun
  Nov 13  rises at 6:49 AM, sets at 4:56 PM
  Dec 11  will rise at 7:17 AM, will set at 4:46 PM


The Moon
  Nov 16  Last Quarter
  Nov 23  New Moon
  Nov 30  First Quarter
  Dec  7  Full Moon


Events
  Nov 17  The Leonid meteor shower peaks (active Nov 6 to Nov 30)
  Dec  7  Mars is at opposition (Earth between Mars and the Sun)


The Planets
                       Nov 13                          Dec 11
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   7:06 AM  12:04 PM   5:02 PM     8:45 AM   1:18 PM   5:51 PM
  Venus     7:17 AM  12:15 PM   5:14 PM     8:17 AM  12:55 PM   5:34 PM
  Mars      6:41 PM   2:13 AM   9:41 AM     4:07 PM  11:37 PM   7:12 AM
  Jupiter   2:38 PM   8:34 PM   2:34 AM    12:48 PM   6:45 PM  12:46 AM
  Saturn   12:56 PM   6:03 PM  11:11 PM    11:10 AM   4:20 PM   9:29 PM

            mag   diam  notes for Nov 13              notes for Dec 11
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -1.0   4.7"                                9*
  Venus    -3.9   9.8"  WSW, 3*                       7*
  Mars     -1.5  16.4"                                6*
  Jupiter  -2.8  45.9"  ESE, 25*                      41*
  Saturn    0.7  16.8"  SSE, 33*                      35*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Dec 11, 2022 to Jan 8, 2023


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Dec 11  (meeting date)   5:29 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S  -8  J 162  46)


The Sun
  Dec 11  rises at 7:17 AM, sets at 4:46 PM
  Jan  8  will rise at 7:27 AM, will set at 5:03 PM


The Moon
  Dec 16  Last Quarter
  Dec 23  New Moon
  Dec 29  First Quarter
  Jan  6  Full Moon


Events
  Dec 14  The Geminid meteor shower peaks (active Dec 4 to Dec 20) (from IMO)
  Dec 21  Mercury is at greatest eastern elongation (from Espenak)
  Dec 21  Winter solstice (from Espenak)
  Jan  4  The Quadrantid meteor shower peaks (active Dec 28 to Jan 12) (from IMO)
  Jan  7  Mercury is in inferior conjunction (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Dec 11                          Jan  8
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   8:45 AM   1:18 PM   5:51 PM     7:07 AM  12:02 PM   4:56 PM
  Venus     8:17 AM  12:55 PM   5:34 PM     8:41 AM   1:36 PM   6:31 PM
  Mars      4:07 PM  11:37 PM   7:12 AM     1:50 PM   9:19 PM   4:51 AM
  Jupiter  12:48 PM   6:45 PM  12:46 AM    11:05 AM   5:06 PM  11:07 PM
  Saturn   11:10 AM   4:20 PM   9:29 PM     9:27 AM   2:40 PM   7:52 PM

            mag   diam  notes for Dec 11              notes for Jan  8
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -0.6   5.6"  SW, 9*                        
  Venus    -3.9  10.1"  SW, 7*                        14*
  Mars     -1.8  16.8"  ENE, 6*                       35*
  Jupiter  -2.6  42.0"  SE, 41*                       51*
  Saturn    0.8  16.1"  S, 35*                        27*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Jan 8, 2023 to Feb 12, 2023


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Jan 14   5:07 PM   Europa Eclipse End           (S   0  J 199  51)
  Jan 21   7:44 PM   Europa Eclipse End           (S -28  J 253  30)


The Sun
  Jan  8  rises at 7:27 AM, sets at 5:03 PM
  Feb 12  will rise at 7:03 AM, will set at 5:42 PM


The Moon
  Jan 14  Last Quarter
  Jan 21  New Moon
  Jan 28  First Quarter
  Feb  5  Full Moon


Events
  Jan 30  Mercury is at greatest western elongation (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Jan  8                          Feb 12
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   7:07 AM  12:02 PM   4:56 PM     6:02 AM  10:55 AM   3:48 PM
  Venus     8:41 AM   1:36 PM   6:31 PM     8:19 AM   2:06 PM   7:54 PM
  Mars      1:50 PM   9:19 PM   4:51 AM    11:53 AM   7:24 PM   2:57 AM
  Jupiter  11:05 AM   5:06 PM  11:07 PM     9:01 AM   3:10 PM   9:20 PM
  Saturn    9:27 AM   2:40 PM   7:52 PM     7:21 AM  12:38 PM   5:55 PM

            mag   diam  notes for Jan  8              notes for Feb 12
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury   4.2  10.0"                                
  Venus    -3.9  10.5"  SW, 14*                       24*
  Mars     -1.0  13.6"  E, 35*                        64*
  Jupiter  -2.4  38.4"  S, 51*                        40*
  Saturn    0.8  15.6"  SW, 27*                       2*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Feb 12, 2023 to Mar 12, 2023


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Feb 18   6:15 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S  -6  J 255  31)
  Feb 25   8:11 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S -27  J 280   6)


The Sun
  Feb 12  rises at 7:03 AM, sets at 5:42 PM
  Mar 12  will rise at 7:24 AM, will set at 7:12 PM


The Moon
  Feb 13  Last Quarter
  Feb 20  New Moon
  Feb 27  First Quarter
  Mar  7  Full Moon


Events
  Feb 16  Saturn is in conjunction with the Sun (from Espenak)
  Mar 12  EDT starts


The Planets
                       Feb 12                          Mar 12
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   6:02 AM  10:55 AM   3:48 PM     7:23 AM   1:05 PM   6:47 PM
  Venus     8:19 AM   2:06 PM   7:54 PM     8:46 AM   3:20 PM   9:55 PM
  Mars     11:53 AM   7:24 PM   2:57 AM    11:47 AM   7:21 PM   2:57 AM
  Jupiter   9:01 AM   3:10 PM   9:20 PM     8:26 AM   2:43 PM   9:00 PM
  Saturn    7:21 AM  12:38 PM   5:55 PM     6:40 AM  12:01 PM   5:22 PM

            mag   diam  notes for Feb 12              notes for Mar 12
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -0.2   5.6"                                
  Venus    -3.9  11.5"  WSW, 24*                      31*
  Mars      0.1   9.5"  ESE, 64*                      77*
  Jupiter  -2.2  35.1"  SW, 40*                       21*
  Saturn    0.8  15.3"  WSW, 2*                       
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Mar 12, 2023 to Apr 9, 2023


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  none


The Sun
  Mar 12  rises at 7:24 AM, sets at 7:12 PM
  Apr  9  will rise at 6:41 AM, will set at 7:39 PM


The Moon
  Mar 14  Last Quarter
  Mar 21  New Moon
  Mar 28  First Quarter
  Apr  6  Full Moon


Events
  Mar 12  EDT starts
  Mar 15  Neptune is in conjunction with the Sun (from Espenak)
  Mar 17  Mercury is in superior conjunction (from Espenak)
  Mar 20  Vernal equinox (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Mar 12                          Apr  9
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   7:23 AM   1:05 PM   6:47 PM     7:21 AM   2:19 PM   9:19 PM
  Venus     8:46 AM   3:20 PM   9:55 PM     8:24 AM   3:40 PM  10:57 PM
  Mars     11:47 AM   7:21 PM   2:57 AM    10:59 AM   6:31 PM   2:05 AM
  Jupiter   8:26 AM   2:43 PM   9:00 PM     6:52 AM   1:18 PM   7:43 PM
  Saturn    6:40 AM  12:01 PM   5:22 PM     4:57 AM  10:22 AM   3:47 PM

            mag   diam  notes for Mar 12              notes for Apr  9
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -1.4   4.9"                                18*
  Venus    -4.0  12.8"  WSW, 31*                      36*
  Mars      0.7   7.4"  S, 77*                        70*
  Jupiter  -2.1  33.6"  W, 21*                        
  Saturn    0.9  15.4"                                
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Apr 9, 2023 to May 7, 2023


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  none


The Sun
  Apr  9  rises at 6:41 AM, sets at 7:39 PM
  May  7  will rise at 6:04 AM, will set at 8:06 PM


The Moon
  Apr 13  Last Quarter
  Apr 20  New Moon
  Apr 27  First Quarter
  May  5  Full Moon


Events
  Apr 11  Jupiter is in conjunction with the Sun (from Espenak)
  Apr 11  Mercury is at greatest eastern elongation (from Espenak)
  Apr 20  Hybrid Solar Eclipse (from Espenak)
  Apr 23  The Lyrid meteor shower peaks (active Apr 14 to Apr 30) (from IMO)
  May  1  Mercury is in inferior conjunction (from Espenak)
  May  5  Penumbral lunar eclipse (from Espenak)
  May  6  The eta-Aquarid meteor shower peaks (active Apr 19 to May 28) (from IMO)


The Planets
                       Apr  9                          May  7
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   7:21 AM   2:19 PM   9:19 PM     5:45 AM  12:30 PM   7:15 PM
  Venus     8:24 AM   3:40 PM  10:57 PM     8:31 AM   4:08 PM  11:44 PM
  Mars     10:59 AM   6:31 PM   2:05 AM    10:22 AM   5:46 PM   1:12 AM
  Jupiter   6:52 AM   1:18 PM   7:43 PM     5:19 AM  11:53 AM   6:27 PM
  Saturn    4:57 AM  10:22 AM   3:47 PM     3:14 AM   8:41 AM   2:08 PM

            mag   diam  notes for Apr  9              notes for May  7
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -0.2   7.3"  W, 18*                        
  Venus    -4.1  14.7"  W, 36*                        39*
  Mars      1.1   6.1"  SW, 70*                       56*
  Jupiter  -2.0  33.1"                                
  Saturn    1.0  15.8"                                
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  May 7, 2023 to Jun 11, 2023


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Jun 10   5:16 AM       Io Eclipse Start         (S  -5  J 101  21)


The Sun
  May  7  rises at 6:04 AM, sets at 8:06 PM
  Jun 11  will rise at 5:43 AM, will set at 8:33 PM


The Moon
  May 12  Last Quarter
  May 19  New Moon
  May 27  First Quarter
  Jun  3  Full Moon
  Jun 10  Last Quarter


Events
  May  9  Uranus is in conjunction with the Sun (from Espenak)
  May 29  Mercury is at greatest western elongation (from Espenak)
  Jun  4  Venus is at greatest eastern elongation (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       May  7                          Jun 11
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   5:45 AM  12:30 PM   7:15 PM     4:39 AM  11:44 AM   6:50 PM
  Venus     8:31 AM   4:08 PM  11:44 PM     9:08 AM   4:24 PM  11:38 PM
  Mars     10:22 AM   5:46 PM   1:12 AM     9:47 AM   4:52 PM  11:56 PM
  Jupiter   5:19 AM  11:53 AM   6:27 PM     3:22 AM  10:05 AM   4:47 PM
  Saturn    3:14 AM   8:41 AM   2:08 PM     1:00 AM   6:28 AM  11:56 AM

            mag   diam  notes for May  7              notes for Jun 11
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury   3.8  11.9"                                
  Venus    -4.2  18.0"  W, 39*                        34*
  Mars      1.4   5.2"  WSW, 56*                      38*
  Jupiter  -2.1  33.4"                                
  Saturn    1.0  16.4"                                
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Jun 11, 2023 to Jul 9, 2023


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Jul  8   3:32 AM Ganymede Eclipse Start         (S -21  J  97  19)
  Jul  8   5:31 AM Ganymede Eclipse End           (S  -4  J 118  42)


The Sun
  Jun 11  rises at 5:43 AM, sets at 8:33 PM
  Jul  9  will rise at 5:51 AM, will set at 8:36 PM


The Moon
  Jun 18  New Moon
  Jun 26  First Quarter
  Jul  3  Full Moon
  Jul  9  Last Quarter


Events
  Jun 21  Summer solstice (from Espenak)
  Jul  1  Mercury is in superior conjunction (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Jun 11                          Jul  9
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   4:39 AM  11:44 AM   6:50 PM     6:34 AM   1:57 PM   9:19 PM
  Venus     9:08 AM   4:24 PM  11:38 PM     9:06 AM   3:48 PM  10:30 PM
  Mars      9:47 AM   4:52 PM  11:56 PM     9:22 AM   4:07 PM  10:51 PM
  Jupiter   3:22 AM  10:05 AM   4:47 PM     1:46 AM   8:34 AM   3:22 PM
  Saturn    1:00 AM   6:28 AM  11:56 AM    11:05 PM   4:37 AM  10:04 AM

            mag   diam  notes for Jun 11              notes for Jul  9
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -0.4   6.2"                                7*
  Venus    -4.3  25.7"  W, 34*                        22*
  Mars      1.6   4.5"  W, 38*                        25*
  Jupiter  -2.2  35.0"                                
  Saturn    0.9  17.4"                                
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Jul 9, 2023 to Aug 13, 2023


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Jul 22   2:49 AM   Europa Eclipse End           (S -27  J  97  20)
  Jul 29   3:04 AM   Europa Eclipse Start         (S -27  J 103  28)
  Jul 29   5:24 AM   Europa Eclipse End           (S  -8  J 133  54)
  Aug  5   5:38 AM   Europa Eclipse Start         (S  -7  J 147  60)
  Aug 13   1:30 AM Ganymede Eclipse End           (S -36  J  97  20)


The Sun
  Jul  9  rises at 5:51 AM, sets at 8:36 PM
  Aug 13  will rise at 6:20 AM, will set at 8:06 PM


The Moon
  Jul  9  Last Quarter
  Jul 17  New Moon
  Jul 25  First Quarter
  Aug  1  Full Moon
  Aug  8  Last Quarter


Events
  Jul 30  The Southern delta-Aquarid meteor shower peaks (active Jul 12 to Aug 23) (from IMO)
  Aug  9  Mercury is at greatest eastern elongation (from Espenak)
  Aug 13  The Perseid meteor shower peaks (active Jul 17 to Aug 24) (from IMO)
  Aug 13  Venus is in inferior conjunction (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Jul  9                          Aug 13
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   6:34 AM   1:57 PM   9:19 PM     8:40 AM   2:52 PM   9:02 PM
  Venus     9:06 AM   3:48 PM  10:30 PM     6:37 AM   1:02 PM   7:27 PM
  Mars      9:22 AM   4:07 PM  10:51 PM     8:53 AM   3:10 PM   9:25 PM
  Jupiter   1:46 AM   8:34 AM   3:22 PM    11:37 PM   6:33 AM   1:25 PM
  Saturn   11:05 PM   4:37 AM  10:04 AM     8:43 PM   2:08 AM   7:37 AM

            mag   diam  notes for Jul  9              notes for Aug 13
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -1.2   5.2"  WNW, 7*                       11*
  Venus    -4.5  38.5"  W, 22*                        
  Mars      1.7   4.1"  W, 25*                        15*
  Jupiter  -2.3  37.4"                                
  Saturn    0.7  18.2"                                
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Aug 13, 2023 to Sep 10, 2023


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Aug 20  12:19 AM       Io Eclipse Start         (S -37  J  90  12)
  Aug 20   3:38 AM Ganymede Eclipse Start         (S -28  J 125  50)
  Aug 20   5:30 AM Ganymede Eclipse End           (S -11  J 169  65)
  Aug 27   2:13 AM       Io Eclipse Start         (S -39  J 112  39)
  Sep  3   4:07 AM       Io Eclipse Start         (S -28  J 154  62)
  Sep 10   6:01 AM       Io Eclipse Start         (S  -9  J 230  61)


The Sun
  Aug 13  rises at 6:20 AM, sets at 8:06 PM
  Sep 10  will rise at 6:45 AM, will set at 7:25 PM


The Moon
  Aug 16  New Moon
  Aug 24  First Quarter
  Aug 30  Full Moon
  Sep  6  Last Quarter


Events
  Aug 13  The Perseid meteor shower peaks (active Jul 17 to Aug 24) (from IMO)
  Aug 13  Venus is in inferior conjunction (from Espenak)
  Aug 27  Saturn is at opposition (from Espenak)
  Sep  6  Mercury is in inferior conjunction (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Aug 13                          Sep 10
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   8:40 AM   2:52 PM   9:02 PM     6:14 AM  12:32 PM   6:52 PM
  Venus     6:37 AM   1:02 PM   7:27 PM     4:07 AM  10:46 AM   5:24 PM
  Mars      8:53 AM   3:10 PM   9:25 PM     8:32 AM   2:25 PM   8:17 PM
  Jupiter  11:37 PM   6:33 AM   1:25 PM     9:49 PM   4:46 AM  11:38 AM
  Saturn    8:43 PM   2:08 AM   7:37 AM     6:48 PM  12:10 AM   5:36 AM

            mag   diam  notes for Aug 13              notes for Sep 10
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury   0.5   8.1"  W, 11*                        
  Venus    -3.9  57.8"                                
  Mars      1.8   3.9"  W, 15*                        10*
  Jupiter  -2.5  41.4"                                
  Saturn    0.5  18.8"                                6*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Sep 10, 2023 to Oct 8, 2023


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Sep 23  11:47 PM   Europa Eclipse Start         (S -48  J 107  32)
  Oct  1   2:24 AM   Europa Eclipse Start         (S -49  J 160  63)
  Oct  8   5:00 AM   Europa Eclipse Start         (S -26  J 249  52)


The Sun
  Sep 10  rises at 6:45 AM, sets at 7:25 PM
  Oct  8  will rise at 7:11 AM, will set at 6:40 PM


The Moon
  Sep 14  New Moon
  Sep 22  First Quarter
  Sep 29  Full Moon
  Oct  6  Last Quarter


Events
  Sep 19  Neptune is at opposition (from Espenak)
  Sep 22  Mercury is at greatest western elongation (from Espenak)
  Sep 23  Autumnal equinox (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Sep 10                          Oct  8
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   6:14 AM  12:32 PM   6:52 PM     6:26 AM  12:27 PM   6:27 PM
  Venus     4:07 AM  10:46 AM   5:24 PM     3:30 AM  10:05 AM   4:39 PM
  Mars      8:32 AM   2:25 PM   8:17 PM     8:14 AM   1:43 PM   7:12 PM
  Jupiter   9:49 PM   4:46 AM  11:38 AM     7:54 PM   2:48 AM   9:39 AM
  Saturn    6:48 PM  12:10 AM   5:36 AM     4:53 PM  10:14 PM   3:38 AM

            mag   diam  notes for Sep 10              notes for Oct  8
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury   3.2   9.9"                                
  Venus    -4.5  43.0"                                
  Mars      1.7   3.7"  WSW, 10*                      6*
  Jupiter  -2.7  45.2"                                
  Saturn    0.5  18.8"  ESE, 6*                       18*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Oct 8, 2023 to Nov 12, 2023


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Oct 13   9:03 PM       Io Eclipse Start         (S -30  J  95  17)
  Oct 20  10:58 PM       Io Eclipse Start         (S -52  J 121  45)
  Oct 28  12:52 AM       Io Eclipse Start         (S -64  J 174  64)
  Nov  4   4:56 AM       Io Eclipse End           (S -32  J 273  30)
  Nov 12  (next meeting)   7:28 PM   Europa Eclipse End           (S -30  J 112  35)


The Sun
  Oct  8  rises at 7:11 AM, sets at 6:40 PM
  Nov 12  will rise at 6:47 AM, will set at 4:57 PM


The Moon
  Oct 14  New Moon
  Oct 21  First Quarter
  Oct 28  Full Moon
  Nov  5  Last Quarter


Events
  Oct 14  Annular solar eclipse (from Espenak)
  Oct 20  Mercury is in superior conjunction (from Espenak)
  Oct 22  The Orionid meteor shower peaks (active Oct 2 to Nov 7) (from IMO)
  Oct 23  Venus is at greatest western elongation (from Espenak)
  Oct 28  Partial lunar eclipse (from Espenak)
  Nov  2  Jupiter is at opposition (from Espenak)
  Nov  5  EST starts


The Planets
                       Oct  8                          Nov 12
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   6:26 AM  12:27 PM   6:27 PM     8:02 AM  12:47 PM   5:33 PM
  Venus     3:30 AM  10:05 AM   4:39 PM     3:00 AM   9:02 AM   3:03 PM
  Mars      8:14 AM   1:43 PM   7:12 PM     6:58 AM  11:59 AM   5:00 PM
  Jupiter   7:54 PM   2:48 AM   9:39 AM     4:24 PM  11:09 PM   5:59 AM
  Saturn    4:53 PM  10:14 PM   3:38 AM     1:34 PM   6:54 PM  12:18 AM

            mag   diam  notes for Oct  8              notes for Nov 12
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -1.2   5.1"                                5*
  Venus    -4.5  28.7"                                
  Mars      1.6   3.7"  WSW, 6*                       
  Jupiter  -2.9  48.4"                                6*
  Saturn    0.6  18.3"  SE, 18*                       32*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Nov 12, 2023 to Dec 10, 2023


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Nov 12  (meeting date)   7:28 PM   Europa Eclipse End           (S -30  J 112  35)


The Sun
  Nov 12  rises at 6:47 AM, sets at 4:57 PM
  Dec 10  will rise at 7:16 AM, will set at 4:46 PM


The Moon
  Nov 13  New Moon
  Nov 20  First Quarter
  Nov 27  Full Moon
  Dec  5  Last Quarter


Events
  Nov 13  Uranus is at opposition (from Espenak)
  Nov 17  Mars is in conjunction with the Sun (from Espenak)
  Nov 18  The Leonid meteor shower peaks (active Nov 6 to Nov 30) (from IMO)
  Dec  4  Mercury is at greatest eastern elongation (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Nov 12                          Dec 10
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   8:02 AM  12:47 PM   5:33 PM     8:50 AM   1:26 PM   6:03 PM
  Venus     3:00 AM   9:02 AM   3:03 PM     3:48 AM   9:13 AM   2:38 PM
  Mars      6:58 AM  11:59 AM   5:00 PM     6:47 AM  11:32 AM   4:17 PM
  Jupiter   4:24 PM  11:09 PM   5:59 AM     2:25 PM   9:08 PM   3:54 AM
  Saturn    1:34 PM   6:54 PM  12:18 AM    11:47 AM   5:08 PM  10:29 PM

            mag   diam  notes for Nov 12              notes for Dec 10
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -0.5   5.0"  SW, 5*                        11*
  Venus    -4.3  19.8"                                
  Mars      1.5   3.7"                                
  Jupiter  -2.9  49.2"  ENE, 6*                       27*
  Saturn    0.8  17.4"  SE, 32*                       38*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Dec 10, 2023 to Jan 7, 2024


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Dec 23   5:21 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S  -6  J 123  43)
  Dec 30   7:16 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S -27  J 174  63)
  Jan  6   9:11 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S -48  J 241  54)


The Sun
  Dec 10  rises at 7:16 AM, sets at 4:46 PM
  Jan  7  will rise at 7:27 AM, will set at 5:02 PM


The Moon
  Dec 12  New Moon
  Dec 19  First Quarter
  Dec 26  Full Moon
  Jan  3  Last Quarter


Events
  Dec 14  The Geminid meteor shower peaks (active Dec 4 to Dec 20) (from IMO)
  Dec 21  Winter solstice (from Espenak)
  Dec 22  Mercury is in inferior conjunction (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Dec 10                          Jan  7
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   8:50 AM   1:26 PM   6:03 PM     5:45 AM  10:37 AM   3:28 PM
  Venus     3:48 AM   9:13 AM   2:38 PM     4:45 AM   9:39 AM   2:33 PM
  Mars      6:47 AM  11:32 AM   4:17 PM     6:32 AM  11:11 AM   3:50 PM
  Jupiter   2:25 PM   9:08 PM   3:54 AM    12:33 PM   7:15 PM   2:02 AM
  Saturn   11:47 AM   5:08 PM  10:29 PM    10:02 AM   3:26 PM   8:50 PM

            mag   diam  notes for Dec 10              notes for Jan  7
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury   0.0   7.8"  SW, 11*                       
  Venus    -4.1  16.0"                                
  Mars      1.4   3.8"                                
  Jupiter  -2.8  46.8"  E, 27*                        50*
  Saturn    0.9  16.6"  S, 38*                        35*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)