(closest to Earth) at 20:00 UT (357,342 km; angular size 33.4').
2.4° N of Jupiter
(46° from Sun, morning sky) at 16h UT. Mags. −4.3 and −1.8.
A spectacular sight over several days.
(morning sky) at 4h UT.
(morning sky) at 21h UT.
at 21:11 UT.
(53° from Sun, morning sky) at 2h UT. Mag. −1.9.
(45° from Sun, morning sky) at 17h UT. Mag. −4.3. Spectacular
occultation visible from w South America and Polynesia.
of Venus (IOTA)
(morning sky) at 15h UT.
times Universal Time (UT). USA Central Standard Time = UT-6 hours. (DST = UT-5 hrs,)
is caused by sunlight reflected off meteoric dust in the plane
of the solar system. Choose a clear, moonless night, about 1-2
hours after sunset, and look for a large triangular-shaped glow
extending up from the horizon (along the ecliptic). The best
months to view the Zodiacal Light is when the ecliptic is almost
vertical at the horizon: March and April (evening) and
October-November (morning); times reversed for the southern
Picture of the Day (APOD)
the Zodiacal Light (Weatherscapes)