I just learned that we are having a super moon this weekend, so I hope to get out at rise or set to see it.
Space Weather News for May 3, 2012
Earth is entering a stream of debris from Halley’s Comet, source of the annual eta Aquarid meteor shower. The shower peaks this weekend on May 5th and 6th. Glare from a perigee full Moon–a “Super Moon”–will interfere with the display. Nevertheless, observers especially in the southern hemisphere could still see dozens of meteors during the hours before local sunrise on May 6th. More information about the shower and live audio from a meteor radar may be found on http://spaceweather.com
U.S. Naval Observatory
Astronomical Applications Department
Sun and Moon Data for One Day
The following information is provided for Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida (longitude W87.2, latitude N30.4):
5 May 2012 Central Daylight Time
Begin civil twilight 5:36 a.m.
Sunrise 6:01 a.m.
Sun transit 12:45 p.m.
Sunset 7:30 p.m.
End civil twilight 7:56 p.m.
Moonrise 6:09 p.m. on preceding day
Moon transit 11:48 p.m. on preceding day
Moonset 5:23 a.m.
Moonrise 7:20 p.m.
Moonset 6:14 a.m. on following day
Full Moon on 5 May 2012 at 10:36 p.m. Central Daylight Time.
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