Moon Near Uranus

28dec-eyepiece   Saturday evening December 28th the 7-day old first quarter Moon is within about 1o from the outer planet Uranus as viewed from my latitude and longitude. However from the right location this will be a lunar occultation of Uranus. That would include parts of Japan, northeastern Russia, Arctic Ocean, northern Canada, and Alaska.

Click on graphic to see it full size.

Click on graphic to see it full size.

While Uranus is too dim to be seen with the naked-eye in most light polluted skies you can at least see the first quarter Moon.

[centup]
Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s