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    Default A Triple Event for Me Tonight



    First, we enter the vernal equinox (or the astronomical start of spring) tonight on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 5:58 pm EDT.
    Secondly, is the ISS flyby for observers in central east Florida tonight. From NASA's spot the station alerts:
    "Time: Wed Mar 20 8:50 PM, Visible: 5 min, Max Height: 41°, Appears: 10° above WSW, Disappears: 19° above NNE"
    And last, we can enjoy the third and final Super Moon for 2019. The exact moment the “Super Worm Moon” turns full is Wednesday (March 20) at 9:43 p.m. EDT. March's full moon is sometimes called the "worm moon", because according to folklore tradition, it occurs at a time when the frosty ground is melting and earthworms start to emerge. You can read more about this here, at:
    https://www.space.com/super-worm-moo...-webcasts.html
    Now, we just wait for the skies to clear up. I hope that all you enjoyed these reminders, and keep looking up.
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    Default Re: A Triple Event for Me Tonight

    Thank you very much Marshall!

    I will definitely be watching the third Super Moon 2019, but with the binoculars only.
    Today is the first day when buzzards appeared above our garden, and a pair of magpies we have been feeding through the winter, have started to build their nest.
    So, the birds know the date of the astronomical spring.
    For little myself, I find it still cold outside, and I will just peep through the binoculars.

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    Default Re: A Triple Event for Me Tonight

    Thanks Marshall! I hope you can enjoy all three events. Looks like rain, wind and cold here tonight but a pair of mockingbirds are eating some frozen blueberries I put out for them and all the trees around the house are blooming. I hope to get a peek at that moon later in the week.
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    Default Re: A Triple Event for Me Tonight

    Raining here Marshall. We had a reprieve of three clear days in a row when I managed four telescopic sessions - pretty cool after three months of being shut out. If it does clear up by this eve I certainly will look at the worm moon.

    And Happy Spring Everybody!

    Hopefully clearer skies are ahead for all of us as we plumb the depths of Leo, Virgo, Ursa Major, Coma Berenices and Canes Venatici - the old galactic stomping grounds!
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