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USPS Star Calendar for 29 May-4 June 22 May 2011

Posted by amedalen in June 2011, May 2011.
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29 May    Jupiter is 2 finger-widths to the moon’s lower right before dawn.

30 May    Just before dawn, Jupiter is far to the moon’s upper right. Using binoculars, try to spot magnitude 1.3 Mars, less than 2 finger-widths below the moon, before the sun rises. Less than 10 percent of the moon’s surface is illuminated.

1 Jun    A partial solar eclipse is visible in the northern two-thirds of Alaska and parts of northern Canada. New moon at 2103 UT

4 Jun    The waxing crescent moon is less than 1 fist-width to the lower left of the Gemini Twins. Less than 10 percent of the moon’s surface is illuminated.

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