Tonight Mojo and I will be at Recreation Park for Monrovia's Relay
for Life - our local annual American Cancer Society 24 hour
walk-a-thon fundraiser. Others from our group will be at Myrtle and
Lime from 8 - 9:30 tonight.
Walk with us, or look up at the moon, Mars and Saturn as other walk
tonight Saturday, June 2 at Monrovia's Relay for Life event at Monrovia Recreation Park, 620 South Shamrock
Ave. Please join us (look for telescopes along the walk Saturday
night from about 7:30-9:30p.m. as our community fights cancer.
. It's a great night for stargazing tonight!
May 19 was our semi annual Mojave National Preserve Dark Sky
Star party. It was great to see some of you from our list there!
Mojo and I got up early Sunday and drove to Mesquite, NV to see the
annular "ring of fire" eclipse of the sun and will get up at 3 am
Monday morning June 4 for the partial lunar eclipse, weather
Did you know eclipses of the sun and moon always come in groups. A
solar eclipse is always accompanied by a lunar eclipse two weeks
before or after it, since over those two weeks the moon travels
halfway around in its orbit and is likely to form another almost
straight line with the Earth and sun. If the solar eclipse is a
“central” one — that is, either total or annular — the lunar eclipse
is likely to be one where the moon will only partially interact with
the shadow of the Earth.
On June 5th 3 p.m. to sunset, witness a rare Transit of Venus - the
next one will be in 2117, so don't miss it. Safe solar filters on
your telescope, #14 welders glass or pinhole projection are required
to view the sun. My podcast should be available Monday at
the below websites - it's all about the transit, naturally!
Jane Houston Jones
What's Up for May video: Sunspots and a solar eclipse