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USPS Star Calendar for 7-13 August 31 July 2011

Posted by amedalen in August 2011.
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7 Aug    Tonight use binoculars to spot at least three stars between the moon and Arcturus, 2 finger-widths to the lower left. [Binoculars]

8 Aug    Arcturus is 1 fist-width to the moon’s right or lower right tonight.

9 Aug    The waxing gibbous moon is above the dome of the Teapot constellation. Nearly 90 percent of the moon’s surface is illuminated.

10 Aug    The moon rises to Sagittarius’ left 2 hours before sunset. After twilight, they are in the southeast.

11 Aug    The nearly full moon rises a little more than an hour before sunset. Soon after sunset, look for magnitude 0.9 Altair 2.5 fist-widths to the moon’s upper left.

13 Aug    Full moon at 1857 UT

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