A really nice ISS pass everyone!!
Time: Tue Oct 18 7:32 PM, Visible: 4 min, Max Height: 79°, Appears: 10°
above NW, Disappears: 45° above SE
Later..... at 10:25 p.m. a lunar grazing occultation!
*Who:* Magnificent red Aldebaran, the "eye" of Taurus the bull appears
to approach the moon's sunlit side, close to the north pole. Soon the
star will be easy to see as it moves onto the dark side of the moon. If
Aldebaran was placed where the sun is now, its surface would extend
almost to the orbit of Mercury. It's also about 153 times brighter than
Good image here:
*What:* A lunar occultation occurs when the Moon, moving along its
orbital path, passes in front of a star or other celestial object, as
seen by an observer (normally on the Earth). A grazing lunar occultation
occurs when one of the two edges of the moon parallel to its orbital
path appears to just touch or graze the object as the moon goes by. When
this happens, a properly positioned observer will see the grazed object
disappear and reappear, possibly several times, as mountains and valleys
on the edge of the moon pass in front of it.
*Where:* Along a very thin line from Los Angeles, through Denver, Sioux
*When:* Greater Los Angeles area 10:25 - 10:29 p.m.
Super detailed maps (Monrovia on the Centerline)
That's all for now! Jane
Jane Houston Jones
What's Up Oct? Moon phases, Astronomy Day, Meteors, Saturn!