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USPS Star Calendar for 8-14 April 1 April 2012

Posted by amedalen in April 2012.
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8 Apr    Although Easter is intended to be the Sunday after the full moon or vernal equinox, assumptions in this rule do not necessarily correspond with celestial events. The vernal equinox, assumed to be on 21 March, could occur on 19 or 20 March as well. The date assumed for the full moon also may not coincide with the actual astronomical date, which means Easter could fall anywhere from 22 March to 25 April—a 35-day span.

10 Apr    Low in the south before dawn, Antares, the heart of the Scorpion, is 2 finger-widths to the moon’s lower right.

11 Apr    Rising early, the moon is high in the south at first light with Antares far to the lower right and Sagittarius to the lower left.

14 Apr    High in the west after sunset, magnitude 0.9 Aldebaran is less than 1 fist-width to brilliant Venus’ lower left.

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