StarWatch at Northampton Park Review

StarWatch CrowdAfter a 1 day postponement due to weather, we had a very nice gathering of starwatchers and astronomers on Friday June 17th 2016 at Northampton Park in Richboro, PA. Our main targets for the night were also the first to pop out of the twilight sky. A very bright gibbous Moon graced the southeast. To the Moon’s right (west) a few degrees was a luminous large orangy Mars. Just below and left of the Moon sat a dimmer and much farther away yellowish Saturn. Over in the southwest mighty Jupiter held the sky to himself before it got darker. Visitors enjoyed the close up views of these bright objects in our evening sky. Saturn, although riding a low ecliptic this time of year has it’s rings tilted wide open for a very nice display all summer.

 

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