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The moon is near to the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters (Messier object 45)

See the live webcast "When the Moon meets the Seven Sisters"
21 Feb. 2010, 18:30 UT


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Catch the last stragglers of the Alpha Centaurid meteor shower during this weekend.

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We are all familiar with the summer portion of the Milky Way, that grand, glowing, expanse of stars that seems to mark a path across the sky from north to south.
The winter portion also travels roughly from north to south starting in the area of Cassiopeia and Cepheus in the northwest, up past Perseus, through Auriga high overhead. Continuing down toward the southeast between Gemini and Orion, past Canis Major and to the southern horizon.

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Venusá in conjunction in Right Ascension with Jupiter: only 34.6' separated, 21:09 UT, 16th February, 2010.

Venus close to Jupiter, 17:22 GMT

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Conference: Probing Strong Gravity near Black Holes, Prague, Czech Republic

Mon Feb 15, 2010

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Happy Losar!
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Losar is the Tibetan and Nepalese New Year festival (Lo, 'year', Sar, 'new').

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Look to the west at sunset to see a thin crescent Moon, Jupiter and Venus.

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