This session was devoted to lunar observing.
Lunar Phase: Full Moon (99.9%)
Full Moon: 3:12 PM
Moonset: 5:53 AM Moonrise: 8:31 PM
Sunrise: 6:08 AM Sunset: 8:32 PM
Time: 10:15 PM – 12:10 AM
Equipment: Visual + Binoculars 10x30 IS
Transparency: not recorded
Seeing: not recorded
First noticed the Full Moon at 9:50 PM when on my way home. At home, there were wispy clouds travelling past the Moon until 11:02 PM when the sky opened for a clear view. Many features could be easily identified even though fully lit. Clouds returned and there was no opportunity to clearly view the moon again until 11:58 PM; the skies provided an opening until 12:10 AM when I called it quits.
- Sharp and Plato on north Mare Iridium
- Gang of 4 showing up as very white
- Grimaldi and the darker Hevelius
- Shades of grey suggested Schickard and Schiller
- Manilius was found adjacent to the Haemus Mountains
- The rays of Proclus going north on Mare Crisium and providing a "white peak" on the shores of Palus Somni
No shadows on the mountains but many showed as whiter areas on the surface - Haemus, Jura and Apennine.