llamedos
20 January 2023 13:51:45
Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons 

I put my comments on the Environment thread as it gets more clicks than Space, DEW. 😁

I certainly find that true from personal experience. I seldom bother to put out my telescope now.

Got a dramatic view of ISS rising in the west yesterday evening.

Roger

Light pollution obviously affects a lot of observations and has done increasingly so for the last 4 decades, that said it's something that a lot of people have to contend with. 

FWIW if it's of interest, you shouldn't need a telescope to view Comet 2022 E3 [ZTF]...maybe naked eye is optimistic, but binoculars will suffice if the sky is clear.


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Roger Parsons
24 January 2023 10:26:38
Originally Posted by: llamedos 

Comet 2022 E3 [ZTF] is currently visible to the naked eye. Whilst it is past it's brightest, it's closest approach to the earth is on 1st February 2023. It's suggested that the last time this green tailed comet would have been visible on earth would have been during the Ice Age ........

https://science.nasa.gov/comet-2022-e3-ztf 

I'm adding this link to your useful Heads Up, John:

"Now that the comet has finally broken out of the constellation of Corona Borealis, where it has been for a long time, and is visible in both the morning and evening sky for observers at mid-northern latitudes, it is heading north, gaining speed as it pushes up past the handle of the Big Dipper en-route to its month’s end fly-by of Polaris, the Pole Star."

How to see Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) in the sky

https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/comet-c-2022-e3-ztf/ 

 


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Gandalf The White
26 January 2023 12:01:29
A very recently discovered asteroid will pass within 2,200 miles of Earth tonight; that’s extremely close - well inside the orbits of many of our satellites.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-64411469 

 


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Roger Parsons
26 January 2023 12:43:17
Originally Posted by: Gandalf The White 

A very recently discovered asteroid will pass within 2,200 miles of Earth tonight; that’s extremely close - well inside the orbits of many of our satellites.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-64411469 

 

"The size of a double-decker bus" - nice photo-montage on BBC!

R.


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William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830

Chunky Pea
30 January 2023 14:56:46
This was an enjoyable watch the other night. 'Earth set' as seen from the moon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jD6rH6zdnQ 

 


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31 January 2023 07:58:56
Mysterious 'whirlpool' appears in the night sky above Hawaii [+photo]

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-64458511 

Possibly a SpaceX launch phenomenon


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Roger Parsons
05 February 2023 17:16:09
If you are near an east-facing window look at the rising "Snow Moon".  Now. 17.15hrs.... It's a good 'un. 👍

https://www.sciencefocus.com/space/full-moon-snow-2023/ 

Roger


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