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December

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:18 pm

How can I be one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it is.

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Re: December

Postby Aratus » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:30 pm

A pretty boring sun at the moment! The moon is pretty high though, with the potential for some really clear images. It hasn't been too bad weather for December, anyway.
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Re: December

Postby mariofs » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:12 pm

summer is best time
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Re: December

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:02 pm

mariofs wrote:summer is best time


It usually is for the Sun. Venus should be good for about now.
How can I be one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it is.

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Re: December

Postby Aratus » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:53 pm

mariofs wrote:summer is best time

You probably have more opportunities to view the sun in the summer, but the problem at the moment is that we are in a sunspot minimum. The cycle lasts around 11 years. Summer or winter makes no difference to the features found on the sun. (or not found)

Venus is more complicated. It is best viewed when it is has a large angle from the sun. However, it is at its largest when nearest to us, and whenever that occurs it is always near to the sun in the sky! Its height above the horizon is dependent on which part of the ecliptic it is on. This summer (August onwards) it will pass into the constellations low in the UK sky. That means that although the sun is still high in the sky, Venus will just roll along the horizon. It does this occasionally, and we just have to put up with it.

However, Venus is looking good in the western sky after sunset at the moment. Make the most of it :)
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