The Moon is back in the evening sky, and the Santa Ana winds are making
the sky very clear for us!
Having a good clear sky tonight is a good thing, because this time of
year, the first quarter Moon is in the part of the ecliptic that's
furthest to the south. Tonight's Moon will never get any higher than 28
degrees above the southern horizon, and that happens at 5:20 p.m.!
After that, it's all downhill.
We plan to be out in Old Town Pasadena tonight, on Colorado Blvd.,
somewhere between Fair Oaks and Pasadena Ave. Let's say about 6:30 p.m.
'til 9:00 p.m. Because of the Moon's low altitude in the sky, it's a
little hard to predict when it will disappear below the buildings.
But if it does, it'll leave more time for a cocktail later. :)
We'll be back tomorrow night in Monrovia, at Myrtle and Lime, with a
slightly larger, slightly higher Moon, 6:30 'til 9:00 at least.
Meanwhile, if you're interested in our vacation pictures and trip report
from Ireland and the U.K., just click here!
Old Town Astronomers http://www.otastro.org