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USPS Star Calendar for 29 April-5 May 22 April 2012

Posted by amedalen in April 2012, May 2012.
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30 Apr    Above the moon tonight, bright Mars is to the left of Regulus. About 60 percent of the waxing gibbous moon’s surface is illuminated.

1 May    High in the south in the early evening, Mars is 1 fist-width to the moon’s upper right, and Regulus is to Mars’ right.

2 May    Tonight the moon is midway between Mars, 2½ fist-widths to the upper right, and Saturn, the same distance to the lower left.

3 May    Magnitude 1.2 Spica and magnitude 0.3 Saturn are less than 1 fist-width to the moon’s lower left tonight.

4 May    Late tonight, Spica is 3 finger-widths to the moon’s upper right and Saturn is 4 finger-widths above or to the upper left. More than 90 percent of the moon’s surface is illuminated.

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