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Thread: Lunar X - 2018 OCT 16

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    Cool Lunar X - 2018 OCT 16

    The Lunar X may be seen by telescopic observers in Europe and the Americas during Tuesday 2018 OCT 16 for an approximately four-hour period centered on 16:09 CDT (21:09 UT). This will be an evening event in Europe, and an afternoon event in the Americas. The X should appear as the Sun rises on the clustered rims of the craters Blanchinus, La Caille and Purbach, while a waxing Half Moon graces the sky.

    This is something to check-off from your astronomical “to-do” list. Photos and descriptions of the Lunar X would be welcome additions to this thread.

    My timetable for when the lunar terminator will be crossing select lunar features such as the Lunar X and rayed craters can be found at https://www.CurtRenz.com/moon.html
    For astronomical graphics and data visit
    https://www.CurtRenz.com/astronomy.html

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    https://forum.cosmoquest.org/showthr...-X-2018-AUG-18

    Link to earlier thread offering even more strange things to see on the Moon through your telescope. I wish there was a table showing optimum viewing dates for some of these, they were pretty wild.
    There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
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    Speaking of which, I need to finish cleaning my telescope and my wife's. Dirty mirrors, horrible.
    There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
    — Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi (1883)

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