The week of December 31 – January 6 takes us from the end of Day 24 to Day 1. This week we will highlight the crater Schiller and the lunar dome Gruithuisen Gamma, viewable around 4:00 AM on Tuesday morning.
The week of December 24-30 takes us from Day 17 to 23. This week we will highlight the crater Taruntius, viewable on Monday evening. Taruntius: [NE/J14] Located on the north shore of Fertility, Taruntius is a wonderful example of a
The week of December 17-23 takes us from the end of Day 9 through Day 16. This week we will highlight Mare Humorum, the Hippalus rilles, the craters Gassendi, Gassendi A (all viewable on Tuesday evening), and Comet 46/P Wirtanen.
The week of December 10-16 takes us from Day 3 through Day 8. This week we will highlight the crater Fracastorius and Mare Nectaris, the Sea of Nectar, viewable on Wednesday night, and the Geminid meteor shower which will peak
The week of December 3-9 takes us from Day 26 to Day 2. Tuesday morning around 4:00 a.m. will be the only practical opportunity to view the Moon. This week we will highlight the crater Seleucus and Comet 46/P Wirtanen.
Merry Christmas everyone! The week of December 25-31 takes us from Day 7 to Day 13, very nearly full moon. This week we will highlight the crater Albategnius, viewable on Monday night (just in case you don’t know what to
The week of December 18 – 24 takes us from just past New Moon to Day 6. This week we will highlight the crater Maurolycus, viewable on Sunday evening. Maurolycus: [SE/P11] Let us venture briefly into a region where angels
The week of December 11 – 17 takes us from the end of Day 23 to Day 29. This week we will highlight the crater Bullialdus, viewable as soon as the Moon rises early Tuesday morning. Bullialdus: [SW/M7; L=22°W] If
The week of December 4 – 10 takes us from Day 16 to the end of Day 23. This week we will highlight the craters Proclus, viewable on Tuesday evening, and Moltke, viewable after 11:00 PM Thursday night. Proclus: [NE/H14]
The week of Dec. 26-Jan.1 takes us from Lunar Day 27 to Day 3 when the Moon will be just 3.5° away from Venus and you should be able to see both objects in your binoculars. Even with your naked