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Month by month highlights Month by month highlights

  Highlights
Jan 2016

Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Stars

Planet - Mercury - low in western sky. Jupiter - bright in eastern sky late evening.

Feb 2016

Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Stars

Planet - Jupiter 

Mar 2016

Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Stars

Planet - Jupiter. Mars rises late evening.

Apr 2016

Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Stars

Planet - Jupiter:    Saturn  rising around 8pm. Mars rising around 8pm mid April 2016.

May 2016

Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Stars

Planets - Mars. Saturn.

Jun 2016

Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Stars

Planets - Saturn. Jupiter setting around 11pm, Mars high in the sky.

Jul 2016

Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Stars

Planets - Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, Mars and Saturn feature during this month .

Aug 2016

Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Stars

Planets - Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, Mars and Saturn feature during this month .

Sep 2016

Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Stars

Planets - Mercury visible 1st week only. Jupiter visible for 2 weeks. Venus, Saturn & Mars.

Oct 2016

Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Stars

Planet - Venus, Saturn & Mars.

Nov 2016

Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Star

Planets :  Mars

Dec 2015

 Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Stars

Planet - Mercury

 

 

   

 

Moon Phases Moon Phases

                          

                             2016

New Moon
    First Quarter   Full Moon   Last Quarter   No Moon
   Jan  2016  17 24 2 10
   Feb  2016 15 23 1 9
   Mar  2016 16 23 2 9
   Apr  2016 14 22 1, 30 7
   May 2016 14 22 29 7

   Jun  2016

12 20 28 5
  Jul  2016 12 20 27 4
  Aug 2016 11 18 25 3
  Sep 2016 9 17 23 1
  Oct  2016 9 16 23 1, 31
  Nov 2016 8 14 21 29
  Dec  2015 19

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