The Digital Astrolabe
Astronomy News by Dominic Ford
Sun, May 26, 2013
Age of Moon: 16 days
Sat, 25 May 2013 at 00:26 EDT (Yesterday)Penumbral lunar eclipse(from Eclipses feed)
The Moon skims through the edge of the Earth's shadow.
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Fri, 31 May 2013 at 14:59 EDT (5 days away)Last Quarter(from The Moon feed)
The Moon passes the midpoint between full moon and new moon.
The Deep Sky
Tue, 28 May 2013 at 19:56 EDT (2 days away)M4 passes opposition(from The Deep Sky feed)
The globular cluster M4 (NGC 6121) in Scorpius
is well placed for observation.
Thu, 23 May 2013 at 04:07 EDT (3 days ago)Conjunction between the Moon and Saturn(from Conjunctions feed)
The Moon and Saturn pass within 3°35' of each other.
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 at 01:04 EDT (26 days away)Summer solstice(from The Earth feed)
The Sun reaches its most northerly point.
The Outer Planets
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 at 19:51 EDT (36 days away)Pluto at opposition(from The Outer Planets feed)
Pluto is well placed for observation.
The Inner Planets
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 at 15:33 EDT (17 days away)Mercury at greatest elongation east(from The Inner Planets feed)
Mercury visible in the evening sky.
Novae & Supernovae
Mon, 13 May 2013 (13 days ago)Supernova 2013cr discovered(from Novae & Supernovae feed)
A supernova has been discovered by Zhang and the THU-NAOC Transient Survey in a mag 17 galaxy.
Fri, 19 Jul 2013 at 21:28 EDT (54 days away)Asteroid 8 Flora at opposition(from Asteroids feed)
Flora is well placed for observation.
Sun, 05 May 2013 (21 days ago)η–Aquarid meteor shower(from Meteor Showers feed)
The η–Aquarid meteor shower reaches its peak.
Exploration & Discovery
Fri, 25 May 2012 at 10:00 EDT (366 days ago)Dual sites agreed for the Square Kilometre Array(from Exploration & Discovery feed)
The world's largest radio telescope will be split between southern Africa and Australasia.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 (33 days ago)April Naked Astronomy podcast released(from Podcasts feed)
We talk to Planck Scientists at the Kavli Institute in Cambridge, and Nick James, an amateur astronomer who has set up a security camera on the side of his house to observe shooting stars. Plus we answer more of your space science questions.
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