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    2020-Sep-18, 10:23 PM
    The 28% illuminated waxing crescent Moon will occult (cover) magnitude +2.6 Beta Scorpii for North American observers during the evening of Monday...
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    2020-Sep-18, 07:09 PM
    For those of us north of the tropics, spotting a one-day-old Moon can be difficult or impossible during the months surrounding the Autumnal Equinox....
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    2020-Sep-16, 07:02 PM
    Itís nearly time for my monthly New Moon spotting challenge. I use the term New Moon in its classical sense of oneís first sighting of the Moon after...
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    2020-Sep-13, 11:39 PM
    The term Lunar Boat refers to a crescent Moon shaped like a U, with the appearance of a boat floating above the horizon. This sight is quite common...
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    2020-Sep-08, 04:24 AM
    The farthest major planet Neptune will appear in opposition to the Sun on 2020 SEP 11, while in the constellation Aquarius at magnitude +7.8. ...
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    2020-Aug-24, 01:37 AM
    Centaur started a thread Mars 2020 Apparition in Astronomy
    Mars is currently rising about 22:00 (local daylight saving time) and is brighter than Sirius. It will reach opposition from the Sun during the night...
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