SKYVIEWS END OF THE WORLD BLUES (REPORT BELOW) MAY 8, 2014 ~entry submitted by ~tina marie
March 8, 2014: First-Quarter Moon
The Moon is at first quarter today, indicating that it has completed one quarter of its month-long cycle of phases.
It rises around noon, stands high in the south at sunset, and sets in the wee hours of tomorrow morning.
As the stars begin to come out, the first-quarter Moon shines above Orion standing in the south.
• Daylight-saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday morning for most of North America. Clocks spring forward an hour.
March 9, 2014: Moon, Procyon and Jupiter
As darkness falls this evening the planet Jupiter, the third-brightest object in the night sky, stands close to the upper left of the brightest: the Moon.
Two bright lights bracket the gibbous Moon tonight. The brilliant planet Jupiter, which looks like a cream-colored star, stands to the upper right of the Moon at nightfall.
Procyon, the brightest star of Canis Minor, is farther below the Moon.
Jupiter shines above the Moon this evening, as shown above. Although they look fairly close together, Jupiter is almost 1,800 times farther away — and 40 times larger in diameter.
March 10, 2014: Cancer
Cancer, the crab, is well up in the east at nightfall, to the lower left of the Moon. Although it is part of the zodiac, its stars are dim.
The brightest, Beta Cancri, is so faint you may not be able to see it from a suburb, let alone a bright city.
The Moon forms a distorted rectangle with Jupiter, Castor, and Pollux this evening.
In addition, the Moon and Jupiter form a bent line of three with Procyon to their lower left.
On March 6th, 2014, a meteor slammed into the Earth’s atmosphere and burned up over the night skies of north central New Mexico.
Thomas Ashcraft captured the sights with a his fireball camera and the sounds with a forward-scatter meteor radar.
Asteroid 163 Erigone will occult the star Regulus on March 20th, 2014 at 2:06am ET and can be seen in part of the Northeast United States.
Asteroid 2014 DX110 was captured by Gianluca Masi of the Virtual Telescope Project (virtualtelescope.eu).
Its closest approach is ~217,000 miles away from Earth on March 5th, 2014. (looped)
A space rock in the asteroid belt, named P/2013 R3, has fragmented into as many as 10 pieces. The four largest fragments are larger that 2 football fields each.
Astronomers are investigation the cause with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope.
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TRIVIA - HISTORY
1804 7 Mar
The Royal Horticultural Society, dedicated to advancing good gardening, is founded by Joseph Wedgewood..
1936 7 Mar
Hitler marches German troops into the demilitarized Rhineland in defiance of the Treaty of Versailles..
1945 7 Mar
US forces capture the bridge at Remagen and cross the Rhine, overcoming Germany’s last natural line of defence
1917 8 Mar
Russia’s ‘February Revolution’ begins with riots in Petrograd over food rations and conduct of the war..
1975 8 Mar
The UN creates International Women’s Day ‘to commemorate the historic struggle to improve women’s lives’..
1983 8 Mar
US President Ronald Reagan calls the Soviet Union ‘an evil empire’, initiating a more hardline US policy..
Love one another, help your neighbor and give peace. Light the world.
Love and light. ~tina marie #skyviews #candotina