Monday, April 07, 2008

East Coast Star Gazers FYI

Tuesday, April 8, 9:45 pm (ET), Region-Wide - Looking West - Crescent Moon Pairs with the Pleiades - Tonight, weather permitting, the crescent moon is unusually high at dusk and right next to the Pleiades, the sky’s finest naked-eye star cluster. Normally the Moon overpowers nearby stars, but not when it’s this thin. Lucky viewers in eastern Canada and the northeastern US even get to see the Moon occult (cover) some of the northern Pleiades, starting around 9:45 p.m. EDT. The Moon’s leading limb will be well lit by earthshine but still dim enough that it will be easy to watch the stars wink out.

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Thanks Jude!

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