Preliminary NOVAC Observing Reports

Preliminary NOVAC Observing Reports 2016-07-08T14:49:40-04:00
NOVAC Observing Report  Jul 8, 2018 to Aug 12, 2018


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Jul 13   8:50 PM Ganymede Eclipse End           (S  -4  J 197  36)
  Jul 20  11:05 PM Ganymede Eclipse Start         (S -23  J 239  21)


The Sun
  Jul  8  rises at 5:51 AM, sets at 8:36 PM
  Aug 12  will rise at 6:19 AM, will set at 8:07 PM


The Moon
  Jul 12  New Moon
  Jul 19  First Quarter
  Jul 27  Full Moon
  Aug  4  Last Quarter
  Aug 11  New Moon


Events
  Jul 12  Mercury is at greatest eastern elongation (about 16 degrees
            above the horizon at sunset from July 3 to July 6)
  Jul 12  Partial solar eclipse (visible from southern Australia)
  Jul 27  Mars is at opposition (Earth between Mars and the Sun)
  Jul 27  Total lunar eclipse (visible from Europe, Africa, Asia and
            Australia)
  Jul 30  The Southern delta-Aquarid meteor shower peaks (active Jul 12
            to Aug 23)
  Aug  8  Mercury is in inferior conjunction (Mercury between the Earth
            and Sun)
  Aug 11  Partial solar eclipse (visible from northern and eastern
            Europe, northern Canada, Greenland and some northern and
            western locations in Asia)
  Aug 12  The Perseid meteor shower peaks (active Jul 17 to Aug 24)


The Planets
                       Jul  8                          Aug 12
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   8:01 AM   3:02 PM  10:03 PM     6:02 AM  12:44 PM   7:27 PM
  Venus     9:19 AM   4:06 PM  10:53 PM    10:11 AM   4:03 PM   9:55 PM
  Mars     10:08 PM   2:53 AM   7:34 AM     7:29 PM  11:57 PM   4:30 AM
  Jupiter   3:32 PM   8:45 PM   2:02 AM     1:23 PM   6:34 PM  11:45 PM
  Saturn    7:37 PM  12:26 AM   5:10 AM     5:11 PM   9:55 PM   2:43 AM

            mag   diam  notes for Jul  8              notes for Aug 12
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury   0.4   7.5"  W, 16*                        
  Venus    -4.1  16.7"  W, 26*                        20*
  Mars     -2.4  22.3"                                6*
  Jupiter  -2.3  40.5"  S, 36*                        32*
  Saturn    0.1  18.3"  SE, 9*                        23*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Aug 12, 2018 to Sep 9, 2018


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Aug 24   9:26 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S -18  J 244  16)
  Aug 25   8:48 PM Ganymede Eclipse End           (S -12  J 237  21)
  Sep  1   7:45 PM   Europa Eclipse Start         (S  -2  J 228  26)
  Sep  1  10:01 PM   Europa Eclipse End           (S -26  J 254   5)
  Sep  9  (next meeting)  7:45 PM  Io Eclipse End (S  -4  J 234  22)


The Sun
  Aug 12  rises at 6:19 AM, sets at 8:07 PM
  Sep  9  will rise at 6:44 AM, will set at 7:26 PM


The Moon
  Aug 18  First Quarter
  Aug 26  Full Moon
  Sep  2  Last Quarter
  Sep  9  New Moon


Events
  Aug 12  The Perseid meteor shower peaks (active Jul 17 to Aug 24)
  Aug 17  Venus is at greatest eastern elongation (about 27 degrees
          above the horizon at sunset from May 21 to June 28)
  Aug 26  Mercury is at greatest western elongation (about 17 degrees
          above the horizon at sunrise from Aug 26 to Aug 29)
  Sep  7  Neptune is at opposition (Earth between Neptune and the Sun)


The Planets
                       Aug 12                          Sep  9
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   6:02 AM  12:44 PM   7:27 PM     5:50 AM  12:30 PM   7:08 PM
  Venus    10:11 AM   4:03 PM   9:55 PM    10:29 AM   3:40 PM   8:50 PM
  Mars      7:29 PM  11:57 PM   4:30 AM     5:31 PM  10:05 PM   2:41 AM
  Jupiter   1:23 PM   6:34 PM  11:45 PM    11:51 AM   4:58 PM  10:05 PM
  Saturn    5:11 PM   9:55 PM   2:43 AM     3:20 PM   8:03 PM  12:51 AM

            mag   diam  notes for Aug 12              notes for Sep  9
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury   3.8  10.6"                                
  Venus    -4.3  23.1"  WSW, 20*                      14*
  Mars     -2.6  23.6"  SE, 6*                        16*
  Jupiter  -2.1  36.6"  SSW, 32*                      25*
  Saturn    0.3  17.7"  SSE, 23*                      28*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Sep 9, 2018 to Oct 14, 2018


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Sep  9  (meeting date)   7:45 PM       Io Eclipse End           (S  -4  J 234  22)


The Sun
  Sep  9  rises at 6:44 AM, sets at 7:26 PM
  Oct 14  will rise at 7:17 AM, will set at 6:31 PM


The Moon
  Sep  9  New Moon
  Sep 16  First Quarter
  Sep 24  Full Moon
  Oct  2  Last Quarter
  Oct  8  New Moon


Events
  Sep 20  Mercury is in superior conjunction (from Espenak)
  Sep 22  Autumnal equinox (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Sep  9                          Oct 14
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   5:50 AM  12:30 PM   7:08 PM     8:39 AM   1:53 PM   7:07 PM
  Venus    10:29 AM   3:40 PM   8:50 PM     9:05 AM   1:53 PM   6:41 PM
  Mars      5:31 PM  10:05 PM   2:41 AM     3:42 PM   8:36 PM   1:32 AM
  Jupiter  11:51 AM   4:58 PM  10:05 PM    10:05 AM   3:06 PM   8:06 PM
  Saturn    3:20 PM   8:03 PM  12:51 AM     1:07 PM   5:51 PM  10:34 PM

            mag   diam  notes for Sep  9              notes for Oct 14
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -1.3   5.3"                                6*
  Venus    -4.5  33.1"  SW, 14*                       1*
  Mars     -1.9  19.3"  SE, 16*                       24*
  Jupiter  -1.9  34.0"  SW, 25*                       15*
  Saturn    0.4  17.0"  S, 28*                        28*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Oct 14, 2018 to Nov 11, 2018


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  none


The Sun
  Oct 14  rises at 7:17 AM, sets at 6:31 PM
  Nov 11  will rise at 6:46 AM, will set at 4:58 PM


The Moon
  Oct 16  First Quarter
  Oct 24  Full Moon
  Oct 31  Last Quarter
  Nov  7  New Moon


Events
  Oct 21  The Orionid meteor shower peaks (active Oct 2 to Nov 7) (from IMO)
  Oct 23  Uranus is at opposition (from Espenak)
  Oct 26  Venus is in inferior conjunction (from Espenak)
  Nov  4  EST starts
  Nov  6  Mercury is at greatest eastern elongation (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Oct 14                          Nov 11
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   8:39 AM   1:53 PM   7:07 PM     8:48 AM   1:24 PM   5:59 PM
  Venus     9:05 AM   1:53 PM   6:41 PM     4:56 AM  10:17 AM   3:39 PM
  Mars      3:42 PM   8:36 PM   1:32 AM     1:30 PM   6:46 PM  12:03 AM
  Jupiter  10:05 AM   3:06 PM   8:06 PM     7:44 AM  12:40 PM   5:36 PM
  Saturn    1:07 PM   5:51 PM  10:34 PM    10:27 AM   3:10 PM   7:54 PM

            mag   diam  notes for Oct 14              notes for Nov 11
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -0.3   5.0"  WSW, 6*                       9*
  Venus    -4.3  56.7"  WSW, 1*                       
  Mars     -1.0  13.9"  SSE, 24*                      31*
  Jupiter  -1.8  31.9"  SW, 15*                       6*
  Saturn    0.6  16.0"  S, 28*                        23*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Nov 11, 2018 to Dec 9, 2018


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  none


The Sun
  Nov 11  rises at 6:46 AM, sets at 4:58 PM
  Dec  9  will rise at 7:15 AM, will set at 4:46 PM


The Moon
  Nov 15  First Quarter
  Nov 23  Full Moon
  Nov 29  Last Quarter
  Dec  7  New Moon


Events
  Nov 17  The Leonid meteor shower peaks (active Nov 6 to Nov 30) (from IMO)
  Nov 26  Jupiter is in conjunction with the Sun (from Espenak)
  Nov 27  Mercury is in inferior conjunction (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Nov 11                          Dec  9
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   8:48 AM   1:24 PM   5:59 PM     5:34 AM  10:40 AM   3:45 PM
  Venus     4:56 AM  10:17 AM   3:39 PM     3:39 AM   9:07 AM   2:34 PM
  Mars      1:30 PM   6:46 PM  12:03 AM    12:20 PM   6:01 PM  11:42 PM
  Jupiter   7:44 AM  12:40 PM   5:36 PM     6:25 AM  11:16 AM   4:07 PM
  Saturn   10:27 AM   3:10 PM   7:54 PM     8:49 AM   1:33 PM   6:17 PM

            mag   diam  notes for Nov 11              notes for Dec  9
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury   0.0   7.4"  SW, 9*                        
  Venus    -4.5  54.7"                                
  Mars     -0.4  10.8"  SSE, 31*                      41*
  Jupiter  -1.7  31.1"  WSW, 6*                       
  Saturn    0.6  15.4"  SSW, 23*                      14*
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)


NOVAC Observing Report  Dec 9, 2018 to Jan 13, 2019


Jupiter Eclipse Events on Friday and Saturday Nights
  Jan  6   6:32 AM       Io Eclipse Start         (S -11  J 143  14)


The Sun
  Dec  9  rises at 7:15 AM, sets at 4:46 PM
  Jan 13  will rise at 7:26 AM, will set at 5:08 PM


The Moon
  Dec 15  First Quarter
  Dec 22  Full Moon
  Dec 29  Last Quarter
  Jan  5  New Moon


Events
  Dec 14  The Geminid meteor shower peaks (active Dec 4 to Dec 17) (from IMO)
  Dec 15  Mercury is at greatest western elongation (from Espenak)
  Dec 21  Winter solstice (from Espenak)
  Jan  1  Saturn is in conjunction with the Sun (from Espenak)
  Jan  5  Partial solar eclipse (from Espenak)
  Jan  5  Venus is at greatest western elongation (from Espenak)


The Planets
                       Dec  9                          Jan 13
              rises  transits      sets       rises  transits      sets
  Mercury   5:34 AM  10:40 AM   3:45 PM     6:54 AM  11:34 AM   4:14 PM
  Venus     3:39 AM   9:07 AM   2:34 PM     3:55 AM   8:58 AM   2:00 PM
  Mars     12:20 PM   6:01 PM  11:42 PM    10:54 AM   5:08 PM  11:22 PM
  Jupiter   6:25 AM  11:16 AM   4:07 PM     4:43 AM   9:30 AM   2:17 PM
  Saturn    8:49 AM   1:33 PM   6:17 PM     6:47 AM  11:33 AM   4:18 PM

            mag   diam  notes for Dec  9              notes for Jan 13
           ----  -----  ----------------              ----------------
  Mercury  -0.1   7.6"                                
  Venus    -4.6  35.4"                                
  Mars      0.1   8.7"  SSE, 41*                      55*
  Jupiter  -1.7  31.2"                                
  Saturn    0.5  15.1"  SW, 14*                       
  (* degrees elevation at sunset taking into account atmospheric refraction)
  (mag = apparent magnitude, diam = apparent equatorial angular diameter)