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Astronomy for Nature Lovers

Discussions, queries, tips and images related to the night (and daytime) sky and its amazing phenomena as seen from our latitudes here in New Brunswick, about halfway between the Equator and the North Pole.

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Comment by Tom Finck on October 27, 2012 at 11:21am

mars is 35.000.000 miles from earth

Comment by Tom Finck on October 22, 2012 at 3:38pm

you did a good job on you last evening viewing Joanne better then i ,orionids i have not had the pleausure of seing yet but there could be some tonight the tell me,hope so

Comment by Joanne Savage on October 22, 2012 at 3:13pm

OK checked out Messier 45; now I have 4 names for Pleiades!

Comment by Joanne Savage on October 22, 2012 at 2:52pm

Pleiades or Seven Sisters [I've only ever managed to find 6 stars in this constellation which. I understand is the norm] was easily viewed last eve and predawn this morning. I also noted 3 of the Orionids this morning around 0500.

Comment by Tom Finck on October 22, 2012 at 2:23pm

joanne i was looking in some of my junk,and found this old sheet of paper THE NEBRA SKY DISK )It has the seven sisters on it,you might look that up the nebra sky disk its 1600 bc you might like it it has the pleiades its nice reading any

Comment by Joanne Savage on October 22, 2012 at 2:05pm

Tom, I'm not sure Quispamsis, between Hammond River and Kennebecasis Rivers can be classed as a more Northerly Latitude but I have a mostly unobstructed view [some trees but areas missed can be viewed by moving to an alternnate spot in the yard] of the Northern Eastern and Southern views of the night sky. Obstruction by trees to the West. There is some light pollution. Basically I have no trouble finding any you have mentioned. Will try to find M45.

Comment by Tom Finck on October 22, 2012 at 1:29pm

hi,Joanne i take it you live in a more northly latitude is so you can star -hop from the big dipper to capella - to  Jupiter tonights stars,the big dipper is lower in the northwest at this time of year,as for star M45 ill see what i can do if anything i am not that smart lol

Comment by Joanne Savage on October 21, 2012 at 10:19pm

I'm surprised Pleiades [AKA Subaru, Denis!] hasn't been mentioned yet. Sure is visible tonight.

Comment by Tom Finck on October 3, 2012 at 9:10pm

i live in the city,the moon is coming up over the house across the street,moonrise time is at 8:30 pm tonight its 91.08 %illuminated and a distance of 403.609 km

Comment by Tom Finck on October 3, 2012 at 1:51pm

i think i got marked on my work sheet the next meteor showers is the oronids on october 20 best on saturday the 20 and october 21st sunday so look for that

 

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