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USPS Star Calendar for 13-19 May 6 May 2012

Posted by amedalen in May 2012.
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13 May    The equation of time reaches a shallow maximum of 3.66 minutes.

14 May    Rising 3½ hours before the sun, the moon is low in the southeast at dawn. About one-third of the moon’s surface is illuminated.

17 May    Rising 2 hours before the sun, the thin waning crescent moon is low in the east at dawn. Only about 10 percent of the moon’s surface is illuminated.

19 May    The moon is at apogee, 63.72 Earth radii (406,000 kilometers) away. This is the greatest distance for the year.

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