Sunday, May 19, 2019

tinted Moon with bright Jupiter (Bradford)

The Moon was full. And pale yellow. Weird. I wondered where the colour was coming from. Smoke? Cloud? Particulate?

screen snap from SkySafariDown and left a super bright pale beige object. Awfully near the ecliptic. Too low for Arcturus... Arcturus had to be bright orange star nearly overhead.

I was a little confused.

Check SkySafari on the Android (version 6, the free stripped-down edition). Right. Jupiter!

Antares should have been essentially below the Moon but clouds blocked the view during my short walk home from the bus stop.

Spica was visible to the south-west, dimmed by water vapour.

Too bad we had not had these skies at the beginning of the evening...

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