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Welcome to the Planets
Observing Jupiter's Red Spot
Observing Jupiter's Moons
Observing Saturn's Moons
An Observing Guide to Saturn
Mars THEMIS Images
Big Bear Solar Observatory
Sloan Digital Sky Survey
NRAO - Very Large Array
Sky & Telescope
SLOOH Space Camera
The Astronomy Net
Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews
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International Dark Sky Association
Earth at Night
The Lunar 100
Hitchhiker's guide to the Moon
The Planetary Society
Magnitude Calculator 1
Magnitude Calculator 2
Choosing Your First Telescope
An Introduction to Deep-Sky Objects
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The Planets This Month
(in order of appearance)
Planetary positions in Yakima for May 1st.
New Moon is May 18th.
Meteor Showers: Eta Aquarids shower is May 5th and 6th
Sunrise on May 1st is at 5:48 am.
Sunset on May 1st is at 8:12 pm.
Uranus rises dim in the East at 5:00 am.
Neptune rises dim in the East at 3:45 am.
Mars Is bright in the West at Sunset.
Mercury Is bright in the West above Mars.
Venus is bright in the Southwest at Sunset.
Jupiter is bright in the South at Sunset.
Saturn rises bright in the East at 21:48 pm.
Note: Exact rise & set times depend on your horizon.
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