Lunar Information



Waning Gibbous Moon

Today's Sun image from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center   Waning Gibbous, 16 days in its cycle
Rise: 7:10 AM
Set: 4:37 PM
Max possible Daylight hrs today: 9:27
01:58 UTC 9 March 2016 Eclipse Total
Page updated:
11/26/15 9:40 PM EST
02:40 UTC 11/27/2015
Rise: 6:48 PM
Set: 8:35 AM
98% Illuminated
11:48 UTC 23 March 2016 Eclipse Half shadow

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06:28 UTC 19 November 2015 22:45 UTC 25 November 2015 07:41 UTC 3 December 2015 10:30 UTC 11 December 2015

Vernal Equinox
Start of Spring
Summer Solstice
Start of Summer
Autumn Equinox
Start of Fall
Winter Solstice
Start of Winter
Start of Spring First day of Summer First day of Fall First day of Winter
Fri, 20-Mar-2015 6:46pm EDT
22:46 UTC 20 March 2015
Sun, 21-Jun-2015 12:39pm EDT
16:39 UTC 21 June 2015
Wed, 23-Sep-2015 4:21am EDT
08:21 UTC 23 September 2015
Mon, 21-Dec-2015 11:49pm EST
04:49 UTC 22 December 2015


Earth Daylight & Darkness view
Earth Daylight & Darkness view *EXT*

Eileen Collins Observatory - Clear Sky Clock
Eileen Collins Observatory - Clear Sky Clock legend *EXT*

Satellite Predictions for Erin, New York *EXT*  Light Pollution Map *EXT*  Sky chart for Erin, New York *EXT*

Some Excellent magazines for Amateur Astronomy are Sky & Telescope *EXT* and Astronomy *EXT*

Astronomy Picture of the Day
MARS Picture of the Day *EXT*
EARTH Science Picture of the Day *EXT*

Deepsky Astronomy Software (DAS)

Tony Cecce's Twelve Month Tour of the Messier Catalog

 Jan *EXT*   Feb *EXT*   Mar *EXT*   Apr *EXT*   May *EXT*   Jun *EXT*   Jul *EXT*   Aug *EXT*   Sep *EXT*   Oct *EXT*   Nov *EXT*   Dec *EXT* 

Some photos I took: Current Telescope Setup below:
Moon Cresent.jpg (38739 bytes) Moon Cresent2.jpg (23411 bytes) Dcp_0474.jpg (73299 bytes) nextstar114gt.jpg (46273 bytes) My Hard Case Kodak DC4800
Information on the Celestron NexStar 114 GT telescope can be found at Celestron *EXT*

For those interested in Fine Tuning your Telescope check out, 'SuperCharge *EXT*'.
Highly recommend, as it did wonders for my Celestron NexStar 114 GT telescope even though I bought it used.

Some Astronomy related Yahoo! Groups I'm currently in:
Celestron • NexStar Discussion Group *EXT* ECAS • Elmira-Corning Astronomical Society *EXT* deepskysoftware • Deepsky Astronomy Software *EXT*


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