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Friday March 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM
and

Saturday March 17, 2018 at 8:15 PM

Status updated by our Observatory Director on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 6:53 PM

Observatory will open at 8:15 PM. Radar shows clouds dissipating slowly and clearing from north to south. The start time for tonight's star party is delayed 15 minutes, so start time is 8:15pm. Pleiades & Beehive clusters looked sweet last night; should repeat tonight!

Public Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory
:

Orion Nebula

View the Great Orion Nebula & the beautiful star clusters of Auriga through the 16 observatory telescope and view Pleiades, Hyades, & Beehive Cluster through the 100mm wide field telescope. Sky Tour: Winter Constellations.

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.Visible satellite passes from the ACA Observatory:

 
.Solar System objects rise/transit/set times from the ACA Observatory on the date of this event...

.Solar System objects rise/transit/set times from the ACA Observatory on the date of this event...
 

Data for Friday March 16, 2018

Sunset:     7:36 pm  (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     8:01 pm  (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:     8:33 pm  (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:     9:06 pm  (EDT)
Moonrise:     7:21 am  (EDT) 3/16/2018
Moon transit:     1:02 pm  (EDT) 3/16/2018
Moonset:     6:51 pm  (EDT) 3/16/2018
Moon phase:     0.47% (waning crescent)





The Moon will look like this on Friday 3/16/2018
just before it sets













New Moon on
Saturday 3/172018
at 9:11:33 AM EDT

Data for Saturday March 17, 2018

Sunset:     7:38 pm  (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     8:03 pm  (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:     8:35 pm  (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:     9:07 pm  (EDT)
Moonrise:     7:51 am  (EDT) 3/17/2018
Moon transit:     1:48 pm  (EDT) 3/17/2018
Moonset:     7:53 pm  (EDT) 3/17/2018
Moon phase:     0.31% (waxing crescent)





The Moon will look like this on Saturday 3/17/2018

just before it sets

 

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ical "seeing" (steadiness of the air), the shorter the arrows, the better.

 


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