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    Default Moon and Venus Sunday 6:00AM PDT



    Gazing out the window early Sunday, saw quarter moon at about 60
    degree elevation in dawning eastern sky, earthshine on the rest,
    bright Venus about three diameters away - very nice already - and
    there was a bright star to the north of each object also visible.

    Wish I'd got a photo, but I'm wondering, can anybody name the stars?

    From Los Angeles, if that matters.

    Thanks.

    J.


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    Default Moon and Venus Sunday 6:00AM PDT

    In article <jb4mg35k9smo2t5qp2q5kjjn84jnuk8etj@4ax.com>,
    JXSternChangeX2R@gte.net says...

    http://mrsisson.myhosting.net/pics/Oct707.png

    (If you are interested, that screenshot came from a free program called
    Stellarium. You can page through days using the + and - keys and fast
    foward/rewind time using the J K L keys. Excellent program to get your
    bearings in the sky.)


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    Default Moon and Venus Sunday 6:00AM PDT

    On Tue, 09 Oct 2007 05:31:45 GMT, JXStern <JXSternChangeX2R@gte.net>
    wrote:


    The star above the Moon was Regulus. Saturn was also in the grouping.
    Here's an image:
    http://www.spaceweather.com/swpod200...1191761515.jpg

    And here's a source for more:
    http://www.spaceweather.com/archive....2007&view=view

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    Default Moon and Venus Sunday 6:00AM PDT

    Michael Sisson <no@no.com> wrote in news:MPG.217567fa739c8d7d9896a4
    @news.giganews.com:



    http://www.stellarium.org/


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    Default Moon and Venus Sunday 6:00AM PDT

    Yep, that would be it.

    So that was Saturn?

    Kewl!

    I saw it in a slightly darker sky, with colors on the horizon, it was
    quite a sight.

    Thanks.

    J.


    On Tue, 09 Oct 2007 09:52:02 -0600, Chris L Peterson
    <clp@alumni.caltech.edu> wrote:



 

 

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