On behalf of the Old Town Sidewalk Astronomers I hope that you all had a
wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.
This weekend we have the opportunity to do a second Saturday of sidewalk
astronomy for the month.
We try to arrange our sidewalk events for a first quarter moon however this
month the first quarter moon occured during the week so last weekend was a
little early while this weekend is a little late and the moon will be slightly
more full than usual. When the moon gets close to full the lighting becomes
flatter and features are not as interesting visually. However part of the moon
is still shadowed from the sun by the Earth and the region where it crosses
into shadow, know as the terminator, will provide interesting detail for us to
This will almost certainly be our last chance to get a brief glimpse of
Jupiter until late August of next year. Tomorrow Jupiter doesn't technically
set until after 10 pm however the buildings and trees around our location mean
that it disappears from view much earlier than that - the best chance to get
that last glimpse will be immediately after dark.
There will only be a few astronomers out but we look forward to seeing you at
the corner of Myrtle and Lime in Monrovia tomorrow Saturday, 28th November
after 6pm. Obviously if it is cloudy we will not be there but the current
forecast predicts a clear night.
There will be no sidewalk astronomy in Old Town Pasadena this evening.
Old Town Astronomers: http://www.otastro.org