Tag Observing

Lunar Shadow Chase

 There’s so much that the Moon offers to an observer armed with just modest instrumentation and the unaided eye. Here’s some of the Moon’s best sights on an exciting observing journey as the Moon waxes from new to full phase.

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Explore Mare Imbrium

In and around the vast Imbrium Basin is a very fertile area for lunar observers. For our Imbrium expedition let’s zero in on its magnificent mountain ranges and great selection of impact craters. 

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The Presence and Significance of Valleys on the Moon

Valleys, rilles, and faults on the Moon provide an intriguing landscape for astronomers to explore. Four notable formations include the Alpine Valley, Schröter’s Valley, Rima Ariadaeus and Rima Hyginus, and the Straight Wall. The Alpine Valley stretches 160 kilometers and offers a unique crack-like appearance. It is best observed around the Moon’s first quarter phase or six days after full Moon. Schröter’s Valley, a sinuous rille formed from volcanic

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Be Prepared for the Leonids Meteor Shower!

The Leonids meteor shower is set to reach its peak on the morning of November 18th at around 06:00 UT, providing skywatchers with an impressive display of 10 to 15 meteors per hour. These swift meteors travel at a speed of approximately 71 kilometers per second and often leave behind vivid trails across the sky. The Moon, which will be a waxing crescent, sets at 7pm, ensuring that its glow won’t interfere with the

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