4 Planets – No Clouds!

   Following a couple of days with off and on clouds interfering with seeing the planets and waning crescent Moon we had a cold front pass through and now on the ‘backside’ we have higher pressure and accompanying cooler, drier, and somewhat less humid. So this morning I was able to not only see what I wanted to see but as an added bonus the innermost planet, Mercury, was also visible.
   This is a 180o panorama of one of my viewing sites. It is near US Highway 50 and toward the eastern edge of Lee’s Summit Missouri where I live, thus the business lights and vehicle traffic.

   
   
   
   

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.

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