Moon

Observed:  Points: 100

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as of 10/22/2021 10:09 p.m.

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General Info

as of 10/22/2021 10:09 p.m.

TypeMoon
Constellation Taurus
OrbitsEarth
Right ascension3:31:52.86 (Hours)
Declination18:27:26.8 (Deg)
% illuminated95.175
Mass7.3477e+22 kg

Earth's only natural satellite

☉ Solar Masses ⊕ Earth Masses j Jupiter Masses

Moon

Naked eye
100 points

Nice 15%-ish crescent moon. I really like this phase of the moon: earth shine is prominent enough to be seen with the naked eye. Plus, the moon sets early enough to not interfere with other observations.

I made this observation through a break in the sky-soup. Here's to clear skies tonight.

Moon

Orion 10" Dobsonian
110 points

I felt so close I was looking for first stages of Apollo LMs. The moon never disappoints.

Moon

Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ
100 points

Used 3x Barlow lens. It was beautiful.

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