Phase: Waxing Crescent (17.1%)

Location: Home
Date: 2017-01-31
Time: 7:10 - 7:30r PM
Equipment: Binoculars 10x30 IS
Magnification: x10
Seeing: not recorded
Transparency: not recorded

Clear sky, -5°C. This was part of General Session - January 31, 2017 .

Moonrise: 9:32 AM     Moonset: 9:35 PM
Sunrise: 7:35 AM         Sunset: 5:22 PM

Conjunction of Moon - Mars - Venus:
This was first observed low on the horizon. Seen from our bedroom window. The Moon and Venus were easily discernible compared to Mars. According to the 2017 RASC Observer's Handbook, they should fit in a 6° circle in the evening sky. All 3 objects were visible in the same FOV in my binoculars.


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