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If you can see the moon right now...

Discussion in 'Astronomy & Astrophotography' started by Skywatcher, Jan 2, 2010.

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    look to the left the orange red light is Mars - it will become brighter and more red as it climbs in the sky. and will get better over January
     
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    I popped outside to have a look but it's really cloudy and I can't see the moon.

    I'll keep looking until I spot it and see if I can see Mars

    Sandra
     
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    wow thanks! ds10 and i just opened the front door and the moon and mars were looking right back at us! how cool, i'm going to pass the word around now. :thumbsup:
     
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    Ha - just spottd it.

    We have a telescope ( only a cheapie from Walmart) but we're going to go and have a look through it.

    Arun uses the telescope as a clothes hanger so it will make a change for it to get some proper use!!

    Thank you so much for letting us know

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    nope... nearly.... I promised to be good.... deep breaths...

    Thank you Skywatcher I will endeavor to see the moon this month.



















    Phew! made it.....
     
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    Me and eldest son had a look out the landing window and saw Mars,
    We hadn't been home long and on our way home we saw the moon rising, that was a lovely site as the moon looked so big against the back drop of houses and fields.

    Now we have a garden we most sort out our telescope.
     
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    Here to help :). They should be close in the sky again tonight
     
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    Wow thanks for the info, will be getting the binos out and sky stareing now!
     
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    *BUMP* if you get a chance tonight between the clouds Moon and Mars will be close again - its really very obvious - and you are looking at a little rocky world with 2 little rovers pootling about on it ( well one is and one is limping a bit TBH)
     
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    can i see this with the naked eye?
     
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    Yes. :D

    Though it's really cold out so your eye might appreciate some warm clothing. :lol:
     
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    If it's clear now julie mars is about a handspan abovethe moon to the right it's orange and bright
     
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    Could see everything but the moon here last night - stupid houses. :(
     
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    It didn't rise until about 11 pm
     
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    Ah.

    Actually I can see the Moon out my patio doors right now and it looks lovely. :D
     

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