NOVAC Observing Report  Apr 11, 2021 to May 2, 2021


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Apr 24   5:17 AM       Io Eclipse Start         (S -12  J 133  17)


The Sun
  Apr 11  rises at 6:37 AM, sets at 7:42 PM
  May  2  will rise at 6:09 AM, will set at 8:02 PM


The Moon
  Apr 11  New Moon
  Apr 20  First Quarter
  Apr 26  Full Moon


Events
  Apr 18  Mercury is in superior conjunction (behind the Sun)
  Apr 22  The Lyrid meteor shower peaks (active Apr 14 to Apr 30)
  Apr 30  Uranus is in conjunction with the Sun (behind the Sun)


The Planets
                       Apr 11                          May  2
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   6:26 AM  12:42 PM   7:00 PM     6:47 AM   2:04 PM   9:22 PM
  Venus     6:54 AM   1:27 PM   8:00 PM     6:40 AM   1:44 PM   8:49 PM
  Mars      9:46 AM   5:16 PM  12:48 AM     9:19 AM   4:49 PM  12:21 AM
  Jupiter   4:23 AM   9:39 AM   2:56 PM     3:09 AM   8:30 AM   1:50 PM
  Saturn    3:45 AM   8:47 AM   1:50 PM     2:25 AM   7:29 AM  12:33 PM

            mag   diam  notes for Apr 11              notes for May  2
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -1.3   5.1"                                14*
  Venus    -3.9   9.7"  W, 3*                         8*
  Mars      1.4   5.0"  WSW, 56*                      47*
  Jupiter  -2.2  35.6"                                
  Saturn    0.7  16.1"                                
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  May 2, 2021 to Jun 13, 2021


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  May 15   3:30 AM Callisto Eclipse Start         (S -23  J 126  12)


The Sun
  May  2  rises at 6:09 AM, sets at 8:02 PM
  Jun 13  will rise at 5:42 AM, will set at 8:35 PM


The Moon
  May  3  Last Quarter
  May 11  New Moon
  May 19  First Quarter
  May 26  Full Moon
  Jun  2  Last Quarter
  Jun 10  New Moon


Events
  May  5  The eta-Aquarid meteor shower peaks (active Apr 19 to May 28)
  May 17  Mercury is at greatest eastern elongation (Mercury about 19
            degrees above the horizon at sunset from May 13 to May 18)
  May 26  Total lunar eclipse (In Northern Virginia the Moon will set
            before the total eclipse begins.)
  Jun 10  Annular solar eclipse (In Northern Virginia the Sun will rise
            partially eclipsed. The partial eclipse will end at
            6:29 AM.)
  Jun 10  Mercury is in inferior conjunction (Mercury between the Sun
            and the Earth)


The Planets
                       May  2                          Jun 13
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   6:47 AM   2:04 PM   9:22 PM     5:45 AM  12:52 PM   7:59 PM
  Venus     6:40 AM   1:44 PM   8:49 PM     7:11 AM   2:39 PM  10:07 PM
  Mars      9:19 AM   4:49 PM  12:21 AM     8:39 AM   3:55 PM  11:10 PM
  Jupiter   3:09 AM   8:30 AM   1:50 PM    12:34 AM   5:58 AM  11:22 AM
  Saturn    2:25 AM   7:29 AM  12:33 PM    11:37 PM   4:44 AM   9:47 AM

            mag   diam  notes for May  2              notes for Jun 13
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -1.0   5.9"  WNW, 14*                      
  Venus    -3.9   9.8"  WNW, 8*                       16*
  Mars      1.6   4.6"  W, 47*                        28*
  Jupiter  -2.3  37.6"                                
  Saturn    0.7  16.7"                                
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Jun 13, 2021 to Jul 11, 2021


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Jul  4  12:14 AM       Io Eclipse Start         (S -27  J 125  11)
  Jul 11   2:07 AM       Io Eclipse Start         (S -28  J 155  32)


The Sun
  Jun 13  rises at 5:42 AM, sets at 8:35 PM
  Jul 11  will rise at 5:53 AM, will set at 8:35 PM


The Moon
  Jun 17  First Quarter
  Jun 24  Full Moon
  Jul  1  Last Quarter
  Jul  9  New Moon


Events
  Jun 20  Summer solstice (from Espenak)
  Jul  4  Mercury is at greatest western elongation (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Jun 13                          Jul 11
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   5:45 AM  12:52 PM   7:59 PM     4:29 AM  11:48 AM   7:07 PM
  Venus     7:11 AM   2:39 PM  10:07 PM     8:10 AM   3:11 PM  10:12 PM
  Mars      8:39 AM   3:55 PM  11:10 PM     8:17 AM   3:15 PM  10:12 PM
  Jupiter  12:34 AM   5:58 AM  11:22 AM    10:39 PM   4:06 AM   9:29 AM
  Saturn   11:37 PM   4:44 AM   9:47 AM     9:43 PM   2:48 AM   7:50 AM

            mag   diam  notes for Jun 13              notes for Jul 11
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury   4.7  12.1"                                
  Venus    -3.9  10.6"  WNW, 16*                      18*
  Mars      1.8   4.0"  W, 28*                        18*
  Jupiter  -2.6  42.9"                                
  Saturn    0.5  17.8"                                
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Jul 11, 2021 to Aug 8, 2021


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Jul 18   4:01 AM       Io Eclipse Start         (S -19  J 198  39)
  Jul 25   5:55 AM       Io Eclipse Start         (S  -2  J 237  25)
  Aug  6  10:17 PM Callisto Eclipse Start         (S -21  J 131  15)


The Sun
  Jul 11  rises at 5:53 AM, sets at 8:35 PM
  Aug  8  will rise at 6:16 AM, will set at 8:11 PM


The Moon
  Jul 17  First Quarter
  Jul 23  Full Moon
  Jul 31  Last Quarter
  Aug  8  New Moon


Events
  Jul 30  The Southern delta-Aquarid meteor shower peaks (active Jul 12 to Aug 23) (from IMO)
  Aug  1  Mercury is in superior conjunction (from Espenak)
  Aug  2  Saturn is at opposition (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Jul 11                          Aug  8
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   4:29 AM  11:48 AM   7:07 PM     6:51 AM   1:46 PM   8:40 PM
  Venus     8:10 AM   3:11 PM  10:12 PM     9:10 AM   3:28 PM   9:45 PM
  Mars      8:17 AM   3:15 PM  10:12 PM     7:56 AM   2:32 PM   9:08 PM
  Jupiter  10:39 PM   4:06 AM   9:29 AM     8:42 PM   2:01 AM   7:24 AM
  Saturn    9:43 PM   2:48 AM   7:50 AM     7:46 PM  12:46 AM   5:49 AM

            mag   diam  notes for Jul 11              notes for Aug  8
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -0.3   6.7"                                5*
  Venus    -3.9  11.6"  W, 18*                        18*
  Mars      1.8   3.8"  W, 18*                        10*
  Jupiter  -2.7  46.6"                                
  Saturn    0.3  18.4"                                4*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Aug 8, 2021 to Sep 12, 2021


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Aug 20   9:20 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S -16  J 132  15)
  Aug 20  10:05 PM   Europa Eclipse End           (S -23  J 141  22)
  Aug 27  11:15 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S -35  J 166  34)
  Aug 28  12:43 AM   Europa Eclipse End           (S -41  J 192  37)
  Sep  4   1:09 AM       Io Eclipse End           (S -44  J 209  35)
  Sep  4   3:20 AM   Europa Eclipse End           (S -35  J 241  20)
  Sep 11   3:04 AM       Io Eclipse End           (S -39  J 244  18)
  Sep 12  (next meeting)   9:33 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S -25  J 158  30)


The Sun
  Aug  8  rises at 6:16 AM, sets at 8:11 PM
  Sep 12  will rise at 6:47 AM, will set at 7:21 PM


The Moon
  Aug  8  New Moon
  Aug 15  First Quarter
  Aug 22  Full Moon
  Aug 30  Last Quarter
  Sep  6  New Moon


Events
  Aug 12  The Perseid meteor shower peaks (active Jul 17 to Aug 24) (from IMO)
  Aug 19  Jupiter is at opposition (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Aug  8                          Sep 12
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   6:51 AM   1:46 PM   8:40 PM     9:04 AM   2:39 PM   8:12 PM
  Venus     9:10 AM   3:28 PM   9:45 PM    10:19 AM   3:39 PM   8:58 PM
  Mars      7:56 AM   2:32 PM   9:08 PM     7:29 AM   1:36 PM   7:43 PM
  Jupiter   8:42 PM   2:01 AM   7:24 AM     6:13 PM  11:27 PM   4:45 AM
  Saturn    7:46 PM  12:46 AM   5:49 AM     5:22 PM  10:20 PM   3:21 AM

            mag   diam  notes for Aug  8              notes for Sep 12
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -1.2   5.0"  WNW, 5*                       9*
  Venus    -4.0  13.2"  W, 18*                        17*
  Mars      1.8   3.6"  W, 10*                        4*
  Jupiter  -2.9  48.8"                                12*
  Saturn    0.2  18.5"  ESE, 4*                       18*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Sep 12, 2021 to Oct 10, 2021


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Sep 12  (meeting date)   9:33 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S -25  J 158  30)


The Sun
  Sep 12  rises at 6:47 AM, sets at 7:21 PM
  Oct 10  will rise at 7:13 AM, will set at 6:37 PM


The Moon
  Sep 13  First Quarter
  Sep 20  Full Moon
  Sep 28  Last Quarter
  Oct  6  New Moon


Events
  Sep 13  Mercury is at greatest eastern elongation (from Espenak)
  Sep 14  Neptune is at opposition (from Espenak)
  Sep 22  Autumnal equinox (from Espenak)
  Oct  7  Mars is in conjunction with the Sun (from Espenak)
  Oct  9  Mercury is in inferior conjunction (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Sep 12                          Oct 10
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   9:04 AM   2:39 PM   8:12 PM     7:08 AM  12:45 PM   6:22 PM
  Venus    10:19 AM   3:39 PM   8:58 PM    11:13 AM   3:54 PM   8:35 PM
  Mars      7:29 AM   1:36 PM   7:43 PM     7:10 AM  12:53 PM   6:36 PM
  Jupiter   6:13 PM  11:27 PM   4:45 AM     4:18 PM   9:29 PM   2:45 AM
  Saturn    5:22 PM  10:20 PM   3:21 AM     3:30 PM   8:27 PM   1:28 AM

            mag   diam  notes for Sep 12              notes for Oct 10
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury   0.2   6.9"  WSW, 9*                       
  Venus    -4.1  16.3"  WSW, 17*                      17*
  Mars      1.8   3.6"  W, 4*                         
  Jupiter  -2.8  48.1"  ESE, 12*                      23*
  Saturn    0.4  18.0"  SE, 18*                       26*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Oct 10, 2021 to Nov 14, 2021


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Oct 16   7:09 PM   Europa Eclipse End           (S  -9  J 157  30)
  Oct 23   9:47 PM   Europa Eclipse End           (S -41  J 210  34)
  Oct 29   8:28 PM Ganymede Eclipse End           (S -27  J 194  36)
  Oct 29   9:46 PM Callisto Eclipse End           (S -42  J 216  32)
  Oct 31  12:24 AM   Europa Eclipse End           (S -65  J 251  10)
  Nov  5   8:56 PM Ganymede Eclipse Start         (S -34  J 210  34)
  Nov  6  12:29 AM Ganymede Eclipse End           (S -67  J 256   6)
  Nov  6   6:25 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S  -5  J 167  33)
  Nov 13   7:21 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S -28  J 208  35)


The Sun
  Oct 10  rises at 7:13 AM, sets at 6:37 PM
  Nov 14  will rise at 6:50 AM, will set at 4:55 PM


The Moon
  Oct 12  First Quarter
  Oct 20  Full Moon
  Oct 28  Last Quarter
  Nov  4  New Moon
  Nov 11  First Quarter


Events
  Oct 21  The Orionid meteor shower peaks (active Oct 2 to Nov 7) (from IMO)
  Oct 25  Mercury is at greatest western elongation (from Espenak)
  Oct 29  Venus is at greatest eastern elongation (from Espenak)
  Nov  4  Uranus is at opposition (from Espenak)
  Nov  7  EST starts


The Planets
                       Oct 10                          Nov 14
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   7:08 AM  12:45 PM   6:22 PM     6:06 AM  11:20 AM   4:32 PM
  Venus    11:13 AM   3:54 PM   8:35 PM    10:43 AM   3:10 PM   7:37 PM
  Mars      7:10 AM  12:53 PM   6:36 PM     5:49 AM  11:04 AM   4:18 PM
  Jupiter   4:18 PM   9:29 PM   2:45 AM     1:03 PM   6:16 PM  11:30 PM
  Saturn    3:30 PM   8:27 PM   1:28 AM    12:16 PM   5:13 PM  10:11 PM

            mag   diam  notes for Oct 10              notes for Nov 14
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury   4.8  10.0"                                
  Venus    -4.3  20.5"  SW, 17*                       20*
  Mars      1.6   3.6"                                
  Jupiter  -2.7  45.0"  SE, 23*                       33*
  Saturn    0.5  17.3"  SSE, 26*                      32*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Nov 14, 2021 to Dec 12, 2021


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Nov 20   9:17 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S -51  J 242  19)
  Dec 11   7:38 PM Ganymede Eclipse End           (S -33  J 237  24)


The Sun
  Nov 14  rises at 6:50 AM, sets at 4:55 PM
  Dec 12  will rise at 7:18 AM, will set at 4:47 PM


The Moon
  Nov 19  Full Moon
  Nov 27  Last Quarter
  Dec  4  New Moon
  Dec 10  First Quarter


Events
  Nov 17  The Leonid meteor shower peaks (active Nov 6 to Nov 30) (from IMO)
  Nov 19  Partial lunar eclipse (from Espenak)
  Nov 28  Mercury is in superior conjunction (from Espenak)
  Dec  4  Total solar eclipse (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Nov 14                          Dec 12
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   6:06 AM  11:20 AM   4:32 PM     8:00 AM  12:35 PM   5:09 PM
  Venus    10:43 AM   3:10 PM   7:37 PM     9:48 AM   2:33 PM   7:18 PM
  Mars      5:49 AM  11:04 AM   4:18 PM     5:36 AM  10:31 AM   3:26 PM
  Jupiter   1:03 PM   6:16 PM  11:30 PM    11:22 AM   4:40 PM   9:58 PM
  Saturn   12:16 PM   5:13 PM  10:11 PM    10:32 AM   3:32 PM   8:32 PM

            mag   diam  notes for Nov 14              notes for Dec 12
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -0.9   4.9"                                3*
  Venus    -4.5  30.6"  SSW, 20*                      21*
  Mars      1.6   3.7"                                
  Jupiter  -2.4  40.3"  SSE, 33*                      38*
  Saturn    0.7  16.3"  S, 32*                        30*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Dec 12, 2021 to Jan 9, 2022


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Dec 18   8:08 PM Ganymede Eclipse Start         (S -38  J 248  16)


The Sun
  Dec 12  rises at 7:18 AM, sets at 4:47 PM
  Jan  9  will rise at 7:27 AM, will set at 5:04 PM


The Moon
  Dec 18  Full Moon
  Dec 26  Last Quarter
  Jan  2  New Moon
  Jan  9  First Quarter


Events
  Dec 14  The Geminid meteor shower peaks (active Dec 4 to Dec 20) (from IMO)
  Dec 21  Winter solstice (from Espenak)
  Jan  7  Mercury is at greatest eastern elongation (from Espenak)
  Jan  8  Venus is in inferior conjunction (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Dec 12                          Jan  9
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   8:00 AM  12:35 PM   5:09 PM     8:35 AM   1:35 PM   6:36 PM
  Venus     9:48 AM   2:33 PM   7:18 PM     7:04 AM  12:08 PM   5:12 PM
  Mars      5:36 AM  10:31 AM   3:26 PM     5:23 AM  10:05 AM   2:47 PM
  Jupiter  11:22 AM   4:40 PM   9:58 PM     9:45 AM   3:10 PM   8:34 PM
  Saturn   10:32 AM   3:32 PM   8:32 PM     8:51 AM   1:53 PM   6:56 PM

            mag   diam  notes for Dec 12              notes for Jan  9
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -0.8   4.8"  SW, 3*                        15*
  Venus    -4.7  47.1"  SSW, 21*                      1*
  Mars      1.6   3.8"                                
  Jupiter  -2.3  37.0"  S, 38*                        33*
  Saturn    0.7  15.7"  SSW, 30*                      18*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)