NOVAC Observing Report  May 15, 2022 to Jun 12, 2022


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  May 29   5:19 AM       Io Eclipse Start         (S  -5  J 124  28)


The Sun
  May 15  rises at 5:56 AM, sets at 8:14 PM
  Jun 12  will rise at 5:43 AM, will set at 8:34 PM


The Moon
  May 16  Full Moon
  May 22  Last Quarter
  May 30  New Moon
  Jun  7  First Quarter


Events
  May 15  Total lunar eclipse (10:27 PM Partial Eclipse begins,
             11:29 PM Total Eclipse begins, May 16 12:53 AM Total
             Eclipse ends, May 16 1:55 AM Partial Eclipse ends)
  May 21  Mercury is in inferior conjunction (Mercury between the Sun
            and the Earth)


The Planets
                       May 15                          Jun 12
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   6:26 AM   1:41 PM   8:56 PM     4:40 AM  11:36 AM   6:33 PM
  Venus     4:16 AM  10:33 AM   4:49 PM     3:54 AM  10:48 AM   5:42 PM
  Mars      3:24 AM   9:12 AM   3:01 PM     2:24 AM   8:38 AM   2:53 PM
  Jupiter   3:41 AM   9:40 AM   3:40 PM     2:02 AM   8:07 AM   2:12 PM
  Saturn    2:11 AM   7:26 AM  12:41 PM    12:22 AM   5:37 AM  10:52 AM

            mag   diam  notes for May 15              notes for Jun 12
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury   4.0  11.6"  WNW, 7*                       
  Venus    -4.0  15.1"                                
  Mars      0.8   6.1"                                
  Jupiter  -2.2  35.9"                                
  Saturn    0.8  16.8"                                
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Jun 12, 2022 to Jul 10, 2022


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Jun 26   3:17 AM   Europa Eclipse End           (S -21  J 118  24)
  Jul  3   3:15 AM   Europa Eclipse Start         (S -22  J 123  28)
  Jul 10   5:51 AM   Europa Eclipse Start         (S  -1  J 175  52)


The Sun
  Jun 12  rises at 5:43 AM, sets at 8:34 PM
  Jul 10  will rise at 5:52 AM, will set at 8:35 PM


The Moon
  Jun 14  Full Moon
  Jun 20  Last Quarter
  Jun 28  New Moon
  Jul  6  First Quarter


Events
  Jun 16  Mercury is at greatest western elongation (Mercury about 13
            degrees above the horizon at sunrise from Jun 16 to Jun 28)
  Jun 21  Summer solstice


The Planets
                       Jun 12                          Jul 10
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   4:40 AM  11:36 AM   6:33 PM     5:15 AM  12:43 PM   8:11 PM
  Venus     3:54 AM  10:48 AM   5:42 PM     3:55 AM  11:16 AM   6:36 PM
  Mars      2:24 AM   8:38 AM   2:53 PM     1:24 AM   8:03 AM   2:42 PM
  Jupiter   2:02 AM   8:07 AM   2:12 PM    12:19 AM   6:27 AM  12:36 PM
  Saturn   12:22 AM   5:37 AM  10:52 AM    10:26 PM   3:43 AM   8:57 AM

            mag   diam  notes for Jun 12              notes for Jul 10
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury   0.9   8.9"                                
  Venus    -3.9  12.9"                                
  Mars      0.6   6.7"                                
  Jupiter  -2.4  38.6"                                
  Saturn    0.7  17.6"                                
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Jul 10, 2022 to Aug 14, 2022


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Jul 23   2:03 AM       Io Eclipse Start         (S -30  J 123  29)
  Jul 30   3:57 AM       Io Eclipse Start         (S -21  J 161  50)
  Aug  6   5:51 AM       Io Eclipse Start         (S  -5  J 217  50)


The Sun
  Jul 10  rises at 5:52 AM, sets at 8:35 PM
  Aug 14  will rise at 6:21 AM, will set at 8:04 PM


The Moon
  Jul 13  Full Moon
  Jul 20  Last Quarter
  Jul 28  New Moon
  Aug  5  First Quarter
  Aug 11  Full Moon


Events
  Jul 16  Mercury is in superior conjunction (from Espenak)
  Jul 30  The Southern delta-Aquarid meteor shower peaks (active Jul 12 to Aug 23) (from IMO)
  Aug 13  The Perseid meteor shower peaks (active Jul 17 to Aug 24) (from IMO)
  Aug 14  Saturn is at opposition (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Jul 10                          Aug 14
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   5:15 AM  12:43 PM   8:11 PM     8:24 AM   2:45 PM   9:04 PM
  Venus     3:55 AM  11:16 AM   6:36 PM     4:48 AM  12:00 PM   7:11 PM
  Mars      1:24 AM   8:03 AM   2:42 PM    12:12 AM   7:15 AM   2:18 PM
  Jupiter  12:19 AM   6:27 AM  12:36 PM     9:58 PM   4:10 AM  10:18 AM
  Saturn   10:26 PM   3:43 AM   8:57 AM     8:02 PM   1:13 AM   6:27 AM

            mag   diam  notes for Jul 10              notes for Aug 14
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -1.6   5.2"                                11*
  Venus    -3.9  11.4"                                
  Mars      0.4   7.5"                                
  Jupiter  -2.6  42.1"                                
  Saturn    0.5  18.3"                                
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Aug 14, 2022 to Sep 11, 2022


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Sep  2   9:56 PM Ganymede Eclipse Start         (S -26  J 110  14)
  Sep 10   1:58 AM Ganymede Eclipse Start         (S -45  J 183  52)


The Sun
  Aug 14  rises at 6:21 AM, sets at 8:04 PM
  Sep 11  will rise at 6:46 AM, will set at 7:23 PM


The Moon
  Aug 19  Last Quarter
  Aug 27  New Moon
  Sep  3  First Quarter
  Sep 10  Full Moon


Events
  Aug 14  Saturn is at opposition (from Espenak)
  Aug 27  Mercury is at greatest eastern elongation (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Aug 14                          Sep 11
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   8:24 AM   2:45 PM   9:04 PM     8:33 AM   2:11 PM   7:49 PM
  Venus     4:48 AM  12:00 PM   7:11 PM     5:51 AM  12:26 PM   7:01 PM
  Mars     12:12 AM   7:15 AM   2:18 PM    11:11 PM   6:29 AM   1:44 PM
  Jupiter   9:58 PM   4:10 AM  10:18 AM     8:02 PM   2:10 AM   8:15 AM
  Saturn    8:02 PM   1:13 AM   6:27 AM     6:06 PM  11:15 PM   4:27 AM

            mag   diam  notes for Aug 14              notes for Sep 11
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury   0.0   6.1"  W, 11*                        5*
  Venus    -3.9  10.4"                                
  Mars      0.1   8.9"                                
  Jupiter  -2.8  46.9"                                
  Saturn    0.3  18.7"                                13*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Sep 11, 2022 to Oct 9, 2022


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Sep 17   5:59 AM Ganymede Eclipse Start         (S -11  J 263  20)
  Oct  1  11:18 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S -48  J 160  47)
  Oct  8   8:55 PM Ganymede Eclipse End           (S -27  J 130  31)
  Oct  9   1:13 AM       Io Eclipse End           (S -57  J 215  48)


The Sun
  Sep 11  rises at 6:46 AM, sets at 7:23 PM
  Oct  9  will rise at 7:12 AM, will set at 6:39 PM


The Moon
  Sep 17  Last Quarter
  Sep 25  New Moon
  Oct  2  First Quarter
  Oct  9  Full Moon


Events
  Sep 16  Neptune is at opposition (from Espenak)
  Sep 22  Autumnal equinox (from Espenak)
  Sep 23  Mercury is in inferior conjunction (from Espenak)
  Sep 26  Jupiter is at opposition (from Espenak)
  Oct  8  Mercury is at greatest western elongation (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Sep 11                          Oct  9
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   8:33 AM   2:11 PM   7:49 PM     5:42 AM  11:52 AM   6:02 PM
  Venus     5:51 AM  12:26 PM   7:01 PM     6:54 AM  12:45 PM   6:35 PM
  Mars     11:11 PM   6:29 AM   1:44 PM    10:00 PM   5:24 AM  12:46 PM
  Jupiter   8:02 PM   2:10 AM   8:15 AM     6:03 PM  12:07 AM   6:07 AM
  Saturn    6:06 PM  11:15 PM   4:27 AM     4:13 PM   9:20 PM   2:31 AM

            mag   diam  notes for Sep 11              notes for Oct  9
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury   1.3   9.5"  WSW, 5*                       
  Venus    -3.9   9.9"                                
  Mars     -0.3  10.5"                                
  Jupiter  -2.9  49.4"                                7*
  Saturn    0.4  18.4"  ESE, 13*                      23*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


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) (from IMO)
  Oct 22  Venus is in superior conjunction (from Espenak)
  Oct 25  Partial solar eclipse (from Espenak)
  Nov  6  EST starts
  Nov  8  Mercury is in superior conjunction (from Espenak)
  Nov  8  Total lunar eclipse (from Espenak)
  Nov  9  Uranus is at opposition (from Espenak)


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) (from IMO)
  Dec  7  Mars is at opposition (from Espenak)


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  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)