Lunar Information



First Quarter Moon

Today's Sun image from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center   Waxing Gibbous, 7 days in its cycle
Rise: 6:13 am
Set: 7:56 pm
Max possible Daylight hrs today: 13:43
23:02 UTC July 12 2018 Eclipse Partial
Page updated:
4/23/2018 01:55 AM EDT
05:55 UTC 04/23/2018
Rise: 1:04 pm
Set: 2:47 am
54% Illuminated
16:23 UTC July 27 2018 Eclipse Total

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21:46 UTC April 22 2018 00:59 UTC April 30 2018 02:09 UTC May 8 2018 11:48 UTC May 15 2018

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
Tue, 20-Mar-2018 12:16pm EDT
16:16 UTC March 20 2018
Thu, 21-Jun-2018 6:08am EDT
10:08 UTC June 21 2018
Sat, 22-Sep-2018 9:55pm EDT
01:55 UTC September 23 2018
Fri, 21-Dec-2018 5:23pm EST
22:23 UTC December 21 2018


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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