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Postby Мастер » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:31 pm

Is Jupiter maybe about 30 degrees from the moon about now?
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Re: Für Arneb

Postby Мастер » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:43 pm

Too high on the sky and too far east to be Venus, I think.
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Re: Für Arneb

Postby Arneb » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:09 pm

Definitely. Venus is becoming a morning star in the next few weeks.

What you see is quite definitely Jupiter. It's almost at opposition right now, so Jupiter and the not-quite-full yet Monn will inch closer in the coming days.

A bit to the left of Jupiter, btw. that yellow bright but not that bright thing is Saturn. You might make out the "handles" (not easily discerned as rings) with an 8x50 held steady on your balcony railing.
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Re: Für Arneb

Postby Arneb » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:59 pm

Judging from what my hand measures, it's more like 15° between them.

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Re: Für Arneb

Postby Мастер » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:10 pm

Arneb wrote:Judging from what my hand measures, it's more like 15° between them.

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I didn't measure, just took a wild guess. Apparently not a very good one.
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Re: Für Arneb

Postby Enzo » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:00 pm

Say, that is my 15 degree ruler too.
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Re: Für Arneb

Postby tubeswell » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:23 pm

Confirmed siting in the Southern Hemisphere (view from tubeswell's IRU iPhone looking south towards internal wall using SkyView Lite App, which can see through walls)

Saturn is close by, which will be enhancing the reflective brightness I suppose.

I noticed this in the sky a couple of nights ago (which will have been in mid-morning where Arneb is, although probably the day before you were holding up your hand. The night sky was cloudy here last night)

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Re: Für Arneb

Postby Мастер » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:09 pm

Looks a lot closer to the moon tonight. And I’m thinking it switched sides.

But I guess the moon moves about 12 degrees a day.

Also, I didn’t realise until tonight that bats drink chlorinated water.
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Re: Für Arneb

Postby Enzo » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:51 pm

Yes, but only when they can't get bottled...
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Re: Für Arneb

Postby Мастер » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:50 pm

Definitely separating, the moon and Jupiter.

Well, apparently separating, from earth-bound viewpoints. I think the distance between them has not changed very much.
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