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C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) Is Becoming INCREASINGLY Tantalizing; Possibly EVENINGS In The Northern Hempisphere.

by Anura Guruge

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So far, so good. Looks real promising. It has ALREADY rounded the Sun (last week). So, that danger is out of the way.

Looking increasingly tantalizing. They are even speculating ‘GREAT‘. Wow. Evening sky visibility is the key. Dawn doesn’t cut it.

A few more days to go. I will keep you posted, as I already have. SMILE.

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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a6500) + 6 Also-Rans — August 18, 2017.

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Fuschia buds in the evening rain Alton New Hampshire Anura Guruge Sony a6500

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2015 Autumnal Equinox In U.S. East Coast Will Happen, Atypically, During Yom Kippur.

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by Anura Guruge

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I am indebted to my ex-colleague at BBN, many decades ago, Larry Denenberg for this information. I would not have worked this out IF not for a detailed e-mail about this by Larry this morning. Larry is also the one, who twice a year, informs me as to when it will be the earliest/latest sunsets in New England — which are NOT necessarily on the same day as the solstice.

Well the Autumnal Equinox for 2015 is at 4:22 EDT on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Yom Kippur, a.k.a ‘Day of Atonement’, the holiest day of the year in Judaism in 2015 begins in the evening of Tuesday, September 22 and end in the evening of Wednesday, September 23. Thus, definitely for the U.S. East Coast the Autumnal Equinox will occur during Yom Kippur.

The time for each and every equinox is FIXED and invariable across the globe. So Autumnal Equinox for 2015, across the World, happens at 08:22 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). That is physics and astronomy and there are no local variants. Not so with Yom Kippur. The timing is based per LOCAL sunset. So Yom Kippur in Alton, New Hampshire starts well ahead of Santa Barbara in California.

Larry doesn’t tell me, explicitly, as to when we last had this, though it appears that there was a good chance that it might have happened in some places on 1947 and possibly 1939. Yom Kippur, per the Gregorian calendar, can fall between September 14 (as happened in 1899 and 2013) and October 14 (as happened in 1967 and will happen again in 2043). So that is quite the spread. Larry, however, does point out that in 2034 the Autumnal Equinox will start at 6:38 PM U.S. Eastern time and as such could coincide with Yom Kippur that starts that evening.

You can try and check Larry’s Website for more information. Larry, like all the others that worked at BBN during my short tenure, is quite the intellectual.

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The Bright ‘Stars’, Actually Planets, Over New Hampshire, December 2013 — Venus To Begin With, Then Jupiter.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Early on in the ‘evening’ close to the Moon, in the Southwest, is Venus
— very big and bright.

Two days ago we had the perfect ‘Moon trying to eat Venus’ conjunction
(the ‘crescent and star‘ symbol that appears on Islamic flags).

Later on at night, STARTING in the East,
it is Jupiter.

But, as we spin around, everything in the night sky moves from East to West.

So during the night Jupiter will swing from East to West —
as the two images above show.

Every night around 10:45, before starting my 3rd shift, I take the dogs out.

In the Winter I always look up, towards the East, to see Jupiter.

During the Winter, night-by-night, Jupiter will be, at the same time, say 10:45, further West.

That is because we are all going around the Sun …

Neptune, Uranus and Pluto are up there too — BUT, not naked eye visible. OK?