This session was devoted to lunar observing. The position of the moon in this session can be viewed at Lunar Session - June 20, 2018.
Lunar Phase: Waxing Crescent (45.9%)
Moonset: 2:32 AM Moonrise: 1:39 PM
Sunrise: 6:41 AM Sunset: 10:41 PM
Location: Agawa Bay, Lake Superior Provincial Park
Time: 10:30 PM - 2 AM
Equipment: Visual + Binoculars 10x42 IS
Transparency: Very Good (4)
Seeing: Very Good (4)
Temperature: 12º C
No wind. Clouds only in the W-SW.
At 10:40 PM EDT, the Moon was due south above the horizon in Virgo. With my binoculars, I removed the Moon from my FOV and saw a faint star that I later identified as ν Virgo. beta Virgo (Zavijava) could easily be seen at 7 o'clock to the Moon.
Mare: Crisium, Frigoris, Tranquilitatis and Serenitatis, and Sinus Asperitatis.
Montes: The Montes Caucasus disappeared into the terminator.
Craters: Albategnius, Aliacensis, Aristillus, Aristoteles, Blanchinus, Eudoxus, Hipparchus, Plinius (no shadows), Werner. The Gang of 4 showed as completely white.
|At 1:35 AM EDT, the Moon was disappearing into Lake Superior. It was an orangish-gold and what was really cool was how the bands of cloud sliced the Moon and made it appear misshapen. Its a beautiful thing - the Moon going down and its perfect reflection across the glass-like surface of the Lake.|