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Month by month highlights Month by month highlights

  Highlights
Jan 2015

Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Stars

Planet - Mars

Feb 2015

Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Stars

Planet - Jupiter 

Mar 2015

Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Stars

Planet - Jupiter

Apr 2015

April 4th - Total Lunar Eclipse

Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Stars

Planet - Jupiter:    Saturn rising around 8pm

May 2015

Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Stars

Planets - Jupiter sets around 11pm  & Saturn  at its brightest on 23rd

Jun 2015

Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Stars

Planets - Saturn,  Jupiter setting around 9pm, Venus setting about 8.30pm, geting closer to Jupiter as month goes on.

Jul 2015

Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Stars

Planets - Saturn .

Blue Moon: 2 full moons in one month. 2nd & 31st.

Aug 2015

Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Stars

Planets - Saturn

Sep 2015

Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Stars

Planets - Saturn

Oct 2015

Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Stars

3am - Orinids Meteor Showers

Planet - Saturn setting around 10pm

Nov 2015

Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Star

No Planets 

Dec 2015

 Open Cluster, Globular Cluster, Double & Coloured Stars

Planet - Mercury

 

 

   

 

Moon Phases Moon Phases

                          

                             2015

New Moon
    First Quarter   Full Moon   Last Quarter   No Moon
   Jan  2015  27 5 13 20
   Feb  2015  26 12  19
   Mar  2015  27 14 20 
   Apr  2015  26  14 19
   May 2015  26 4  11  18

   Jun  2015

 24

10

 10  17
  Jul  2015  24  2 & 31  9  16
  Aug 2015  23  30  7  15
  Sep 2015  21  28  5  13
  Oct  2015 21 27 5 13
  Nov 2015 19 26 3 12
  Dec  2015 19

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