Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September / October 2015 Starmap

The latest starmap is here: MCAO September / October Starmap.

There are several notable celestial happenings this September and October, including a total lunar eclipse (27 September), the Orionids meteor shower (21/22 October), and a lovely grouping of Venus, Mars, and Jupiter (early morning 28 October).

The figure above is a screenshot from Stellarium showing the conjunction of Venus, Mars, and Jupiter. The conjunction will be visible from Rockville before sunrise on 28 October.