cancelling Sidewalk Astronomy in Monrovia tonight. If you do
get a clearing, here is a star chart for 5:30 p.m. Pacific
Standard Time tonight.
You could break out the binoculars and try looking at Venus and Mars and the moon. Between the two planets is fainter Neptune. If you can see below Venus you canalso try for Comet 45P for about an hour after sunset, depending on your location andif you have a flat SW horizon. Neptune is blue, comet is needle-shaped with the tail pointing up as it is being blown by the solar wind!We'll have news about our next Mojave National Preserve Star Party (possibly April or May), next sidewalk astronomy night, future Huntington Garden star party, and the Solar Eclipse next time. We now have about 4 folks from our sidewalk Astronomy family joining us at the Idaho Dunes RV Park. Toggle between the map, and the reservations pages https://www.idahodunesrv.com/map.php and https://www.idahodunesrv.com/reservations.php?month=August+2017 We are in spaces 50-56, and you can several nearby spaces available.
-- Jane Houston Jones @jhjones @otastro What's Up Jan? Comet, moon, Venus, Mars and Quadrantids ring in the new year! https://youtu.be/e1QyhUqv1yE New: My Ten Things Blog https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/category/10things