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    Lunar "X" and "V" Viewing Schedule for 2017?

    Hello,

    Has anyone seen or posted the viewing/visibility schedule for the Lunar "X" and "V" for 2017? In an effort to calculate the visibility of this phenomena, I am finding it to be beyond my capabilities. Any help and/or posting the schedule would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks and cheers,
    JT

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    Cool

    Welcome to the message board, jaetea50.

    On my Moon webpage I post the schedule for the current synodic month of when the terminator will cross the Lunar X, Curtiss Cross and various rayed craters.

    Link to the webpage: www.CurtRenz.com/moon.html

    I predict the next Lunar X will be seen during the four-hour period centered on 2017 JAN 05 at 02:29 CST (08:29 UT). The Lunar V is generally visible around the same time.

    I don't know your location, but they will not be visible on that date here in Chicagoland. The Lunar X regularly appears around the time of a waxing Half Moon, i.e. near the end of the first quarter of a lunation, or near the beginning of the second quarter of a lunation.
    Last edited by Centaur; 2016-Dec-21 at 01:33 AM.
    For astronomical graphics and data visit
    https://www.CurtRenz.com/astronomy.html

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    Hi Curt,

    Thank you for the link. I'm in Portland OR.

    Cheers,
    JT

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaetea50 View Post
    Hi Curt,

    Thank you for the link. I'm in Portland OR.

    Cheers,
    JT
    Your welcome, JT. It may be barely possible from the West Coast to catch the Lunar X starting to appear as the Moon is setting late on 2017 JAN 04. I edited my previous post to refer to those of us in Chicagoland rather than all North Americans.
    For astronomical graphics and data visit
    https://www.CurtRenz.com/astronomy.html

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