Moon

Observed:  Points: 100

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as of 10/22/2021 9:58 p.m.

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General Info

as of 10/22/2021 9:58 p.m.

TypeMoon
Constellation Taurus
OrbitsEarth
Right ascension3:31:29.63 (Hours)
Declination18:25:32.6 (Deg)
% illuminated95.208
Mass7.3477e+22 kg

Earth's only natural satellite

☉ Solar Masses ⊕ Earth Masses j Jupiter Masses

Moon

7x50 binoculars Celestron Cometron
300 points

After a few days and nights of heavy clouds, the sky was finally clear again. I looked at the constellations a bit with the naked eye before pointing my binoculars at the full moon. I gave some extra attention to the prominent Tycho crater.

Moon

Binoculars
300 points

I woke up at about 6:30am CST, and went outside to look at the moon. It was below the tops of the trees, but I could see it between the branches and I could get a good viewpoint in some areas. I observed it with my naked eyes and with binoculars, and watched it from when it was a sliver until it went into a full eclipse. It passed below the horizon before it came out of the eclipse.

Moon

Orion 10'' SkyQuest dobsonian
0 points

Observed April 4th's Lunar Eclipse from the street in Orange County. I set my alarm for 4:15PST and got up to find the moon at about 75% and getting dimmer. Now I know why it is called a "blood moon", it was clearly red. Great observation.

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