sitting in plato: earth viewed from the moon 

simulated pics as seen from the lunar crater plato *courtesy of celestia*

earth occults the pleiades (messier 45)

earth visits the hyades (caldwell 41)

earth occults saturn

earth occults mars

earth occults sol (total solar eclipse)

a total solar eclipse from earth is seen as a shadow transit from the moon


full shadow transit vidclip at http://saberscorpx.vidmeup.com

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http://saberdoesthestars.wordpress.com

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2017 Lunar X Timings

01/05/2017          0654UT
02/03/2017          2046UT
03/05/2017          0956UT
04/03/2017          2221UT
05/03/2017          1010UT
06/01/2017          2136UT
07/01/2017          0857UT
07/30/2017          2033UT
08/29/2017          0839UT
09/27/2017          2125UT
10/27/2017          1051UT
11/26/2017          0046UT
12/25/2017          1450UT

[timings courtesy of Dana Thompson]
photo credit: frostydew.org

UT to local time conversion:
http://www.timebie.com/timelocal/universal.php

saber does the stars at:
tinyurl.com/saberdoesthestars
tinyurl com/c14isawesome

*all contents within are free use with author/website acknowledgement*

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2017 celestial events


(all times GMT)

Jan 02 09:20 Venus 1.9°S of Moon
    02 18:14 Moon at Descending Node
    03 06:47 Mars 0.2°S of Moon: Occn.
    03 14 Quadrantid Meteor Shower
    04 15 Earth at Perihelion: 0.98331 AU
    05 19:47 FIRST QUARTER MOON
    09 09 Mercury 6.7° of Saturn
    09 14:07 Aldebaran 0.4°S of Moon
    10 06:07 Moon at Perigee: 363242 km
    12 11:34 FULL MOON
    12 13 Venus at Greatest Elong: 47.1°E
    13 13:59 Beehive 3.9°N of Moon
    15 04:07 Regulus 0.9°N of Moon
    15 10:44 Moon at Ascending Node
    19 05:26 Jupiter 2.7°S of Moon
    19 10 Mercury at Greatest Elong: 24.1°W
    19 22:14 LAST QUARTER MOON
    22 00:14 Moon at Apogee: 404913 km
    24 10:37 Saturn 3.6°S of Moon
    26 00:46 Mercury 3.7°S of Moon
    28 00:07 NEW MOON
    29 22:21 Moon at Descending Node
    31 13:11 Jupiter 3.5°N of Spica
    31 14:34 Venus 4.1°N of Moon

Feb 01 01:09 Mars 2.3°N of Moon
    04 04:19 FIRST QUARTER MOON
    05 21:14 Aldebaran 0.2°S of Moon
    06 13:59 Moon at Perigee: 368817 km
    07 14 Mercury at Aphelion
    09 23:46 Beehive 3.9°N of Moon
    11 00:33 FULL MOON
    11 00:44 Pen. Lunar Eclipse; mag=0.988
    11 14:04 Regulus 0.8°N of Moon
    11 19:49 Moon at Ascending Node
    15 14:55 Jupiter 2.7°S of Moon
    18 19:33 LAST QUARTER MOON
    18 21 Jupiter at Aphelion
    18 21:14 Moon at Apogee: 404376 km
    20 16 Venus at Perihelion
    20 23:44 Saturn 3.6°S of Moon
    26 06:28 Moon at Descending Node
    26 14:53 Annular Solar Eclipse; mag=0.992
    26 14:58 NEW MOON 

Mar 01 18:58 Mars 4.3°N of Moon
    02 02 Neptune in Conjunction with Sun
    03 07:24 Moon at Perigee: 369065 km
    05 02:38 Aldebaran 0.2°S of Moon
    05 11:32 FIRST QUARTER MOON
    07 00 Mercury at Superior Conjunction
    09 07:12 Beehive 3.9°N of Moon
    10 22:20 Regulus 0.8°N of Moon
    11 04:17 Moon at Ascending Node
    12 14:54 FULL MOON
    14 20:04 Jupiter 2.5°S of Moon
    18 17:25 Moon at Apogee: 404651 km
    20 10:29 Vernal Equinox
    20 10:49 Saturn 3.4°S of Moon
    20 15:58 LAST QUARTER MOON
    23 14 Mercury at Perihelion
    25 11 Venus at Inferior Conjunction
    25 15:41 Moon at Descending Node
    28 02:57 NEW MOON
    30 12:39 Moon at Perigee: 363855 km
    30 13:03 Mars 5.5°N of Moon

Apr 01 08:50 Aldebaran 0.3°S of Moon
    01 10 Mercury at Greatest Elong: 19.0°E
    03 18:39 FIRST QUARTER MOON
    05 12:45 Beehive 3.8°N of Moon
    07 04:30 Regulus 0.7°N of Moon
    07 09:14 Moon at Ascending Node
    07 21 Jupiter at Opposition
    10 21:20 Jupiter 2.2°S of Moon
    11 06:08 FULL MOON
    14 06 Uranus in Conjunction with Sun
    15 10:05 Moon at Apogee: 405478 km
    16 18:39 Saturn 3.2°S of Moon
    19 09:57 LAST QUARTER MOON
    20 06 Mercury at Inferior Conjunction
    21 08:16 Mars 3.4°S of Pleiades
    21 22:30 Moon at Descending Node
    22 12 Lyrid Meteor Shower
    23 17:59 Venus 5.2°N of Moon
    26 12:16 NEW MOON
    27 16:18 Moon at Perigee: 359325 km
    28 17:19 Aldebaran 0.5°S of Moon

May 02 18:23 Beehive 3.6°N of Moon
    03 02:47 FIRST QUARTER MOON
    04 09:49 Regulus 0.5°N of Moon
    04 10:42 Moon at Ascending Node
    05 01 Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    05 13:51 Mars 6.1°N of Aldebaran
    07 21:24 Jupiter 2.1°S of Moon
    10 21:43 FULL MOON
    12 19:51 Moon at Apogee: 406212 km
    13 23:07 Saturn 3.1°S of Moon
    17 23 Mercury at Greatest Elong: 25.8°W
    19 00:33 LAST QUARTER MOON
    19 01:30 Moon at Descending Node
    22 12:32 Venus 2.4°N of Moon
    24 01:20 Mercury 1.6°N of Moon
    25 19:44 NEW MOON
    26 01:23 Moon at Perigee: 357210 km
    30 01:50 Beehive 3.4°N of Moon
    31 11:56 Moon at Ascending Node
    31 16:08 Regulus 0.3°N of Moon

Jun 01 12:42 FIRST QUARTER MOON
    03 11 Venus at Greatest Elong: 45.9°W
    03 23:57 Jupiter 2.3°S of Moon
    07 03:19 Mercury 5.3°S of Pleiades
    08 22:21 Moon at Apogee: 406402 km
    09 13:10 FULL MOON
    10 01:25 Saturn 3.1°S of Moon
    13 00 Venus at Aphelion
    15 02:40 Moon at Descending Node
    15 09 Saturn at Opposition
    17 11:33 LAST QUARTER MOON
    19 13 Mercury at Perihelion
    20 21:13 Venus 2.4°N of Moon
    21 04:25 Summer Solstice
    21 14 Mercury at Superior Conjunction
    22 14:23 Aldebaran 0.5°S of Moon
    23 10:49 Moon at Perigee: 357938 km
    24 02:31 NEW MOON
    26 11:18 Beehive 3.2°N of Moon
    27 16:26 Moon at Ascending Node
    28 00:26 Regulus 0.1°N of Moon

Jul 01 00:51 FIRST QUARTER MOON
    01 07:28 Jupiter 2.7°S of Moon
    03 20 Earth at Aphelion: 1.01668 AU
    05 00:21 Venus 6.5°S of Pleiades
    06 04:27 Moon at Apogee: 405934 km
    07 03:34 Saturn 3.2°S of Moon
    09 04:07 FULL MOON
    10 01:33 Mercury 0.1°N of Beehive
    12 05:17 Moon at Descending Node
    13 18:03 Venus 3.1°N of Aldebaran
    16 19:26 LAST QUARTER MOON
    19 23:37 Aldebaran 0.4°S of Moon
    20 11:13 Venus 2.7°N of Moon
    21 17:09 Moon at Perigee: 361238 km
    23 09:46 NEW MOON
    25 00:46 Moon at Ascending Node
    25 08:49 Mercury 0.9°S of Moon: Occn.
    25 10:14 Regulus 0.0°S of Moon
    25 17:03 Mercury 0.8°S of Regulus
    27 00 Mars in Conjunction with Sun
    28 03 Delta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    28 20:15 Jupiter 3.1°S of Moon
    30 04 Mercury at Greatest Elong: 27.2°E
    30 15:23 FIRST QUARTER MOON 

Aug 02 13 Mercury at Aphelion
    02 17:55 Moon at Apogee: 405026 km
    03 07:31 Saturn 3.5°S of Moon
    07 18:11 FULL MOON
    07 18:20 Partial Lunar Eclipse; mag=0.246
    08 10:56 Moon at Descending Node
    12 19 Perseid Meteor Shower
    15 01:15 LAST QUARTER MOON
    16 06:39 Aldebaran 0.4°S of Moon
    18 13:14 Moon at Perigee: 366129 km
    19 04:45 Venus 2.2°N of Moon
    20 07:15 Beehive 3.2°N of Moon
    20 18:08 Venus 7.2°S of Pollux
    21 10:34 Moon at Ascending Node
    21 18:26 Total Solar Eclipse; mag=1.031
    21 18:30 NEW MOON
    25 13:00 Jupiter 3.5°S of Moon
    26 21 Mercury at Inferior Conjunction
    29 08:13 FIRST QUARTER MOON
    30 11:25 Moon at Apogee: 404307 km
    30 14:23 Saturn 3.6°S of Moon

Sep 01 06:08 Venus 1.4°S of Beehive
    04 18:41 Moon at Descending Node
    05 00 Mercury 3.2° of Mars
    05 04 Neptune at Opposition
    06 07:03 FULL MOON
    10 05:30 Mercury 0.7°S of Regulus
    10 21:44 Jupiter 2.9°N of Spica
    12 10 Mercury at Greatest Elong: 17.9°W
    12 12:09 Aldebaran 0.4°S of Moon
    13 06:25 LAST QUARTER MOON
    13 16:04 Moon at Perigee: 369856 km
    15 12 Mercury at Perihelion
    16 14:50 Beehive 3.1°N of Moon
    16 18 Mercury 0.1° of Mars
    17 18:28 Moon at Ascending Node
    18 00:56 Venus 0.5°N of Moon: Occn.
    18 04:32 Regulus 0.1°S of Moon
    18 23:22 Mercury 0.0°N of Moon: Occn.
    19 21:30 Venus 0.4°N of Regulus
    20 05:30 NEW MOON
    22 07:51 Jupiter 3.7°S of Moon
    22 20:02 Autumnal Equinox
    27 00:09 Saturn 3.5°S of Moon
    27 06:49 Moon at Apogee: 404342 km
    28 02:54 FIRST QUARTER MOON 

Oct 02 02:05 Moon at Descending Node
    03 09 Venus at Perihelion
    05 18:40 FULL MOON
    08 00 Mars at Aphelion
    08 21 Mercury at Superior Conjunction
    09 05:51 Moon at Perigee: 366858 km
    09 18:05 Aldebaran 0.6°S of Moon
    12 12:25 LAST QUARTER MOON
    13 20:29 Beehive 3.0°N of Moon
    14 22:10 Moon at Ascending Node
    15 10:54 Regulus 0.2°S of Moon
    17 10:04 Mars 1.8°S of Moon
    18 00:21 Venus 2.0°S of Moon
    19 17 Uranus at Opposition
    19 19:12 NEW MOON
    21 11 Orionid Meteor Shower
    24 11:54 Saturn 3.3°S of Moon
    25 02:25 Moon at Apogee: 405151 km
    26 18 Jupiter in Conjunction with Sun
    27 22:22 FIRST QUARTER MOON
    29 06:41 Moon at Descending Node 

Nov 02 13:58 Venus 3.3°N of Spica
    04 05:23 FULL MOON
    05 11 S Taurid Meteor Shower
    06 00:09 Moon at Perigee: 361438 km
    06 02:19 Aldebaran 0.8°S of Moon
    10 01:58 Beehive 2.7°N of Moon
    10 20:37 LAST QUARTER MOON
    10 22:40 Moon at Ascending Node
    11 16:07 Regulus 0.4°S of Moon
    12 11 N Taurid Meteor Shower
    12 17:50 Mercury 2.2°N of Antares
    15 00:40 Mars 3.2°S of Moon
    17 17 Leonid Meteor Shower
    18 11:42 NEW MOON
    21 00:34 Saturn 3.0°S of Moon
    21 18:52 Moon at Apogee: 406132 km
    24 00 Mercury at Greatest Elong: 22.0°E
    25 08:22 Moon at Descending Node
    26 17:03 FIRST QUARTER MOON
    29 14:30 Mars 2.9°N of Spica

Dec 03 13:00 Aldebaran 0.8°S of Moon
    03 15:47 FULL MOON
    04 08:42 Moon at Perigee: 357496 km
    07 00 Mercury 1.3° of Saturn
    07 09:30 Beehive 2.5°N of Moon
    08 00:39 Moon at Ascending Node
    08 22:25 Regulus 0.7°S of Moon
    10 07:51 LAST QUARTER MOON
    12 12 Mercury at Perihelion
    13 02 Mercury at Inferior Conjunction
    13 16:27 Mars 4.2°S of Moon
    14 06 Geminid Meteor Shower
    14 14:26 Jupiter 4.2°S of Moon
    18 06:31 NEW MOON
    19 01:27 Moon at Apogee: 406605 km
    21 16:29 Winter Solstice
    21 20 Saturn in Conjunction with Sun
    22 10:04 Moon at Descending Node
    22 15 Ursid Meteor Shower
    26 09:20 FIRST QUARTER MOON
    31 00:25 Aldebaran 0.7°S of Moon

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saber does the stars (vol 2: the index catalog)
http://www.c14isawesome.blogspot.com
tinyurl.com/saberdoesthestars-vol1

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