NOVAC Observing Report  Feb 11, 2024 to Mar 10, 2024


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Feb 16   7:11 PM   Europa Eclipse End           (S -17  J 250  50)
  Feb 23   7:27 PM   Europa Eclipse Start         (S -19  J 260  43)
  Feb 23   9:49 PM   Europa Eclipse End           (S -45  J 285  16)
  Mar  1   6:06 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S  -2  J 246  54)
  Mar  8   8:01 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S -23  J 276  29)


The Sun
  Feb 11  rises at 7:05 AM, sets at 5:41 PM
  Mar 10  will rise at 7:26 AM, will set at 7:11 PM


The Moon
  Feb 16  First Quarter
  Feb 24  Full Moon
  Mar  3  Last Quarter
  Mar 10  New Moon


Events
  Feb 28  Mercury is in superior conjunction (behind the Sun)
  Feb 28  Saturn is in conjunction with the Sun (behind the Sun)
  Mar 10  EDT starts


The Planets
                       Feb 11                          Mar 10
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   6:39 AM  11:36 AM   4:34 PM     7:54 AM   1:57 PM   8:02 PM
  Venus     5:36 AM  10:26 AM   3:17 PM     6:37 AM  11:57 AM   5:18 PM
  Mars      5:58 AM  10:48 AM   3:38 PM     6:16 AM  11:26 AM   4:36 PM
  Jupiter  10:22 AM   5:08 PM  11:55 PM     9:44 AM   4:36 PM  11:27 PM
  Saturn    7:54 AM   1:23 PM   6:52 PM     7:13 AM  12:46 PM   6:19 PM

            mag   diam  notes for Feb 11              notes for Mar 10
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -0.6   4.9"                                9*
  Venus    -3.9  11.8"                                
  Mars      1.3   4.1"                                
  Jupiter  -2.3  38.3"  SSW, 64*                      48*
  Saturn    1.0  15.5"  WSW, 13*                      
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Mar 10, 2024 to Apr 14, 2024


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  none


The Sun
  Mar 10  rises at 7:26 AM, sets at 7:11 PM
  Apr 14  will rise at 6:32 AM, will set at 7:45 PM


The Moon
  Mar 10  New Moon
  Mar 17  First Quarter
  Mar 25  Full Moon
  Apr  1  Last Quarter
  Apr  8  New Moon


Events
  Mar 10  EDT starts
  Mar 17  Neptune is in conjunction with the Sun (from Espenak)
  Mar 19  Vernal equinox (from Espenak)
  Mar 24  Mercury is at greatest eastern elongation (from Espenak)
  Mar 25  Penumbral lunar eclipse (from Espenak)
  Apr  8  Total solar eclipse (from Espenak)
  Apr 11  Mercury is in inferior conjunction (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Mar 10                          Apr 14
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   7:54 AM   1:57 PM   8:02 PM     6:16 AM  12:48 PM   7:20 PM
  Venus     6:37 AM  11:57 AM   5:18 PM     6:07 AM  12:21 PM   6:35 PM
  Mars      6:16 AM  11:26 AM   4:36 PM     5:09 AM  10:52 AM   4:35 PM
  Jupiter   9:44 AM   4:36 PM  11:27 PM     7:48 AM   2:47 PM   9:47 PM
  Saturn    7:13 AM  12:46 PM   6:19 PM     5:05 AM  10:43 AM   4:21 PM

            mag   diam  notes for Mar 10              notes for Apr 14
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -1.3   5.4"  W, 9*                         
  Venus    -3.9  10.8"                                
  Mars      1.2   4.3"                                
  Jupiter  -2.2  35.5"  WSW, 48*                      22*
  Saturn    1.0  15.5"                                
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Apr 14, 2024 to May 5, 2024


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Apr 19   8:29 PM Ganymede Eclipse Start         (S  -8  J 293  11)
  Apr 20   7:51 PM   Europa Eclipse End           (S  -1  J 288  18)


The Sun
  Apr 14  rises at 6:32 AM, sets at 7:45 PM
  May  5  will rise at 6:05 AM, will set at 8:05 PM


The Moon
  Apr 15  First Quarter
  Apr 23  Full Moon
  May  1  Last Quarter


Events
  Apr 22  The Lyrid meteor shower peaks (active Apr 14 to Apr 30) (from IMO)
  May  5  The eta-Aquarid meteor shower peaks (active Apr 19 to May 28) (from IMO)


The Planets
                       Apr 14                          May  5
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   6:16 AM  12:48 PM   7:20 PM     5:11 AM  11:30 AM   5:49 PM
  Venus     6:07 AM  12:21 PM   6:35 PM     5:49 AM  12:35 PM   7:21 PM
  Mars      5:09 AM  10:52 AM   4:35 PM     4:25 AM  10:28 AM   4:33 PM
  Jupiter   7:48 AM   2:47 PM   9:47 PM     6:40 AM   1:44 PM   8:49 PM
  Saturn    5:05 AM  10:43 AM   4:21 PM     3:48 AM   9:28 AM   3:08 PM

            mag   diam  notes for Apr 14              notes for May  5
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury   4.7  11.7"                                
  Venus    -3.9  10.0"                                
  Mars      1.2   4.6"                                
  Jupiter  -2.0  33.4"  W, 22*                        7*
  Saturn    1.1  15.8"                                
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  May 5, 2024 to Jun 9, 2024


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  none


The Sun
  May  5  rises at 6:05 AM, sets at 8:05 PM
  Jun  9  will rise at 5:43 AM, will set at 8:33 PM


The Moon
  May  7  New Moon
  May 15  First Quarter
  May 23  Full Moon
  May 30  Last Quarter
  Jun  6  New Moon


Events
  May  5  The eta-Aquarid meteor shower peaks (active Apr 19 to May 28) (from IMO)
  May  9  Mercury is at greatest western elongation (from Espenak)
  May 13  Uranus is in conjunction with the Sun (from Espenak)
  May 18  Jupiter is in conjunction with the Sun (from Espenak)
  Jun  4  Venus is in superior conjunction (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       May  5                          Jun  9
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   5:11 AM  11:30 AM   5:49 PM     5:19 AM  12:41 PM   8:05 PM
  Venus     5:49 AM  12:35 PM   7:21 PM     5:49 AM   1:14 PM   8:39 PM
  Mars      4:25 AM  10:28 AM   4:33 PM     3:12 AM   9:49 AM   4:26 PM
  Jupiter   6:40 AM   1:44 PM   8:49 PM     4:50 AM  12:01 PM   7:12 PM
  Saturn    3:48 AM   9:28 AM   3:08 PM     1:35 AM   7:18 AM   1:00 PM

            mag   diam  notes for May  5              notes for Jun  9
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury   0.8   8.8"                                
  Venus    -3.9   9.8"                                
  Mars      1.1   4.8"                                
  Jupiter  -2.0  32.8"  WNW, 7*                       
  Saturn    1.2  16.3"                                
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Jun 9, 2024 to Jul 14, 2024


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Jul 14   5:19 AM       Io Eclipse Start         (S  -7  J  92  25)


The Sun
  Jun  9  rises at 5:43 AM, sets at 8:33 PM
  Jul 14  will rise at 5:55 AM, will set at 8:33 PM


The Moon
  Jun 14  First Quarter
  Jun 21  Full Moon
  Jun 28  Last Quarter
  Jul  5  New Moon
  Jul 13  First Quarter


Events
  Jun 14  Mercury is in superior conjunction (from Espenak)
  Jun 20  Summer solstice (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Jun  9                          Jul 14
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   5:19 AM  12:41 PM   8:05 PM     8:04 AM   3:00 PM   9:55 PM
  Venus     5:49 AM   1:14 PM   8:39 PM     6:47 AM   2:02 PM   9:15 PM
  Mars      3:12 AM   9:49 AM   4:26 PM     2:06 AM   9:11 AM   4:16 PM
  Jupiter   4:50 AM  12:01 PM   7:12 PM     2:59 AM  10:15 AM   5:31 PM
  Saturn    1:35 AM   7:18 AM   1:00 PM    11:15 PM   5:01 AM  10:43 AM

            mag   diam  notes for Jun  9              notes for Jul 14
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -1.7   5.2"                                15*
  Venus    -3.9   9.6"                                7*
  Mars      1.0   5.1"                                
  Jupiter  -2.0  32.9"                                
  Saturn   16.5  17.2"                                
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Jul 14, 2024 to Aug 11, 2024


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  none


The Sun
  Jul 14  rises at 5:55 AM, sets at 8:33 PM
  Aug 11  will rise at 6:19 AM, will set at 8:07 PM


The Moon
  Jul 21  Full Moon
  Jul 27  Last Quarter
  Aug  4  New Moon


Events
  Jul 22  Mercury is at greatest eastern elongation (from Espenak)
  Jul 31  The Southern delta-Aquarid meteor shower peaks (active Jul 12 to Aug 23) (from IMO)


The Planets
                       Jul 14                          Aug 11
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   8:04 AM   3:00 PM   9:55 PM     7:34 AM   1:56 PM   8:17 PM
  Venus     6:47 AM   2:02 PM   9:15 PM     7:51 AM   2:27 PM   9:02 PM
  Mars      2:06 AM   9:11 AM   4:16 PM     1:21 AM   8:40 AM   3:59 PM
  Jupiter   2:59 AM  10:15 AM   5:31 PM     1:29 AM   8:47 AM   4:05 PM
  Saturn   11:15 PM   5:01 AM  10:43 AM     9:22 PM   3:02 AM   8:47 AM

            mag   diam  notes for Jul 14              notes for Aug 11
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury   0.2   6.9"  W, 15*                        2*
  Venus    -3.9   9.9"  WNW, 7*                       10*
  Mars      1.0   5.6"                                
  Jupiter  -2.1  34.3"                                
  Saturn   16.4  18.2"                                
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Aug 11, 2024 to Sep 8, 2024


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Sep  7   2:04 AM       Io Eclipse Start         (S -43  J  89  23)


The Sun
  Aug 11  rises at 6:19 AM, sets at 8:07 PM
  Sep  8  will rise at 6:44 AM, will set at 7:27 PM


The Moon
  Aug 12  First Quarter
  Aug 19  Full Moon
  Aug 26  Last Quarter
  Sep  2  New Moon


Events
  Aug 12  The Perseid meteor shower peaks (active Jul 17 to Aug 24) (from IMO)
  Aug 18  Mercury is in inferior conjunction (from Espenak)
  Sep  4  Mercury is at greatest western elongation (from Espenak)
  Sep  7  Saturn is at opposition (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Aug 11                          Sep  8
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   7:34 AM   1:56 PM   8:17 PM     5:17 AM  12:02 PM   6:46 PM
  Venus     7:51 AM   2:27 PM   9:02 PM     8:53 AM   2:42 PM   8:31 PM
  Mars      1:21 AM   8:40 AM   3:59 PM    12:41 AM   8:06 AM   3:31 PM
  Jupiter   1:29 AM   8:47 AM   4:05 PM    11:49 PM   7:12 AM   2:32 PM
  Saturn    9:22 PM   3:02 AM   8:47 AM     7:28 PM   1:05 AM   6:46 AM

            mag   diam  notes for Aug 11              notes for Sep  8
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury   2.9  10.9"  W, 2*                         
  Venus    -3.9  10.4"  W, 10*                        12*
  Mars      0.9   6.1"                                
  Jupiter  -2.2  36.4"                                
  Saturn    0.8  18.9"                                
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Sep 8, 2024 to Oct 13, 2024


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Sep 14   3:58 AM       Io Eclipse Start         (S -32  J 111  50)
  Sep 21   5:52 AM       Io Eclipse Start         (S -13  J 164  72)


The Sun
  Sep  8  rises at 6:44 AM, sets at 7:27 PM
  Oct 13  will rise at 7:16 AM, will set at 6:32 PM


The Moon
  Sep 11  First Quarter
  Sep 17  Full Moon
  Sep 24  Last Quarter
  Oct  2  New Moon
  Oct 10  First Quarter


Events
  Sep 17  Partial lunar eclipse (from Espenak)
  Sep 20  Neptune is at opposition (from Espenak)
  Sep 22  Autumnal equinox (from Espenak)
  Sep 30  Mercury is in superior conjunction (from Espenak)
  Oct  2  Annular solar eclipse (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Sep  8                          Oct 13
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   5:17 AM  12:02 PM   6:46 PM     8:02 AM   1:28 PM   6:54 PM
  Venus     8:53 AM   2:42 PM   8:31 PM    10:11 AM   3:07 PM   8:02 PM
  Mars     12:41 AM   8:06 AM   3:31 PM    11:47 PM   7:10 AM   2:31 PM
  Jupiter  11:49 PM   7:12 AM   2:32 PM     9:37 PM   5:01 AM  12:21 PM
  Saturn    7:28 PM   1:05 AM   6:46 AM     5:04 PM  10:39 PM   4:17 AM

            mag   diam  notes for Sep  8              notes for Oct 13
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -0.7   6.5"                                4*
  Venus    -3.9  11.3"  WSW, 12*                      14*
  Mars      0.7   6.8"                                
  Jupiter  -2.4  39.4"                                
  Saturn    0.6  19.1"                                16*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Oct 13, 2024 to Nov 10, 2024


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Oct 18  11:10 PM   Europa Eclipse Start         (S -53  J  87  20)
  Oct 26   1:45 AM   Europa Eclipse Start         (S -61  J 118  55)
  Nov  2   4:20 AM   Europa Eclipse Start         (S -39  J 221  71)
  Nov  9   5:55 AM   Europa Eclipse Start         (S -10  J 278  39)


The Sun
  Oct 13  rises at 7:16 AM, sets at 6:32 PM
  Nov 10  will rise at 6:46 AM, will set at 4:58 PM


The Moon
  Oct 17  Full Moon
  Oct 24  Last Quarter
  Nov  1  New Moon
  Nov  9  First Quarter


Events
  Oct 21  The Orionid meteor shower peaks (active Oct 2 to Nov 7) (from IMO)
  Nov  3  EST starts


The Planets
                       Oct 13                          Nov 10
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   8:02 AM   1:28 PM   6:54 PM     8:43 AM   1:21 PM   5:58 PM
  Venus    10:11 AM   3:07 PM   8:02 PM    10:08 AM   2:41 PM   7:15 PM
  Mars     11:47 PM   7:10 AM   2:31 PM     9:48 PM   5:07 AM  12:23 PM
  Jupiter   9:37 PM   5:01 AM  12:21 PM     6:40 PM   2:04 AM   9:23 AM
  Saturn    5:04 PM  10:39 PM   4:17 AM     2:12 PM   7:45 PM   1:23 AM

            mag   diam  notes for Oct 13              notes for Nov 10
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -0.7   4.8"  WSW, 4*                       9*
  Venus    -4.0  13.0"  SW, 14*                       18*
  Mars      0.4   8.1"                                
  Jupiter  -2.6  43.9"                                
  Saturn    0.7  18.7"  ESE, 16*                      29*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Nov 10, 2024 to Dec 8, 2024


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Nov 16   8:05 PM       Io Eclipse Start         (S -37  J  87  20)
  Nov 23   9:59 PM       Io Eclipse Start         (S -59  J 109  48)
  Nov 30  11:54 PM       Io Eclipse Start         (S -73  J 162  72)
  Dec  7   6:52 PM   Europa Eclipse End           (S -24  J  90  24)
  Dec  8   1:48 AM       Io Eclipse Start         (S -62  J 252  61)
  Dec  8   4:00 AM       Io Eclipse End           (S -37  J 280  36)


The Sun
  Nov 10  rises at 6:46 AM, sets at 4:58 PM
  Dec  8  will rise at 7:15 AM, will set at 4:46 PM


The Moon
  Nov 15  Full Moon
  Nov 22  Last Quarter
  Dec  1  New Moon
  Dec  8  First Quarter


Events
  Nov 16  Mercury is at greatest eastern elongation (from Espenak)
  Nov 16  Uranus is at opposition (from Espenak)
  Nov 17  The Leonid meteor shower peaks (active Nov 6 to Nov 30) (from IMO)
  Dec  5  Mercury is in inferior conjunction (from Espenak)
  Dec  7  Jupiter is at opposition (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Nov 10                          Dec  8
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   8:43 AM   1:21 PM   5:58 PM     6:43 AM  11:35 AM   4:29 PM
  Venus    10:08 AM   2:41 PM   7:15 PM    10:28 AM   3:15 PM   8:02 PM
  Mars      9:48 PM   5:07 AM  12:23 PM     8:15 PM   3:35 AM  10:51 AM
  Jupiter   6:40 PM   2:04 AM   9:23 AM     4:36 PM  11:54 PM   7:17 AM
  Saturn    2:12 PM   7:45 PM   1:23 AM    12:22 PM   5:57 PM  11:31 PM

            mag   diam  notes for Nov 10              notes for Dec  8
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -0.3   6.0"  SW, 9*                        
  Venus    -4.1  15.0"  SSW, 18*                      25*
  Mars     -0.1   9.9"                                
  Jupiter  -2.8  47.0"                                1*
  Saturn    0.8  18.0"  SE, 29*                       40*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Dec 8, 2024 to Jan 12, 2025


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Dec 14   9:29 PM   Europa Eclipse End           (S -54  J 125  60)
  Dec 15   5:55 AM       Io Eclipse End           (S -16  J 302   8)
  Dec 22  12:07 AM   Europa Eclipse End           (S -75  J 237  67)
  Dec 29   2:44 AM   Europa Eclipse End           (S -54  J 283  33)
  Jan  3   5:10 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S  -3  J  93  27)
  Jan 10   7:05 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S -23  J 119  55)


The Sun
  Dec  8  rises at 7:15 AM, sets at 4:46 PM
  Jan 12  will rise at 7:26 AM, will set at 5:08 PM


The Moon
  Dec  8  First Quarter
  Dec 15  Full Moon
  Dec 22  Last Quarter
  Dec 30  New Moon
  Jan  6  First Quarter


Events
  Dec 14  The Geminid meteor shower peaks (active Dec 4 to Dec 20) (from IMO)
  Dec 21  Winter solstice (from Espenak)
  Dec 24  Mercury is at greatest western elongation (from Espenak)
  Jan  9  Venus is at greatest eastern elongation (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Dec  8                          Jan 12
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   6:43 AM  11:35 AM   4:29 PM     6:24 AM  11:05 AM   3:46 PM
  Venus    10:28 AM   3:15 PM   8:02 PM     9:49 AM   3:25 PM   9:01 PM
  Mars      8:15 PM   3:35 AM  10:51 AM     5:09 PM  12:43 AM   8:12 AM
  Jupiter   4:36 PM  11:54 PM   7:17 AM     2:03 PM   9:20 PM   4:41 AM
  Saturn   12:22 PM   5:57 PM  11:31 PM    10:10 AM   3:48 PM   9:25 PM

            mag   diam  notes for Dec  8              notes for Jan 12
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury   3.3   9.7"                                
  Venus    -4.2  18.2"  SSW, 25*                      37*
  Mars     -0.7  12.4"                                
  Jupiter  -2.8  48.1"  ENE, 1*                       34*
  Saturn   16.4  17.1"  SSE, 40*                      40*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)