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Compelling Moon, Venus & Mars Conjunction Over New Hampshire, January 3, 2017.

by Anura Guruge


Taken around 6pm, on Monday, January 2, 2017, in Alton, New Hampshire -- handheld from my Nikon P900 (at 2,000mm zoom). Click to ENLARGE.

Taken around 6pm, on Monday, January 2, 2017, in Alton, New Hampshire — handheld from my Nikon P900 (at 2,000mm zoom). Click to ENLARGE.


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January 3, 2017.

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Base sky map, as ever, is from: neave.com/planetarium/


Venus is the BRIGHT and bigger orb — at the bottom.

Mars is smaller and fainter — and at the top.

The ‘bigger’ light blue orb is Uranus — which is NOT naked eye visible. OK? So you will only see Venus, Mars and the Moon.


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Beautiful Moon – Venus Conjunction Over New Hampshire, Early Dec. 2016 — Get Out And Take A Look.

by Anura Guruge


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Base sky map, as ever, is from: neave.com/planetarium/


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2016 Summer Solstice 2016 Sunset Over New Hampshire Lakes.

by Anura Guruge


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Summer Solstice 2016 ‘Strawberry/Honey’ Full Moon, June 20 — New Hampshire Lakes.

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Another in the family has caught the camera bug.
Was very anxious to take her own pictures with her latest camera.


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Shooting Stars Over New Hampshire The Next Few ‘Nights’. Very Active Geminid Meteor Shower Peaking December 13 – 14, 2013.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Geminid Meteor Shower, 2012
>>Dec. 13, 2012.

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Bright ‘stars’ over N.H. — Dec. 5, 2013.
>> Comet Lovejoy — Dec. 6, 2013.
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Please check last year’s post on the Geminids for more detail.
Please search ‘meteor’ (>>>>) for tons of additional background on meteors and the other showers
including possible one, soon, from Comet ISON.

Where to look for the Geminids — over New Hampshire.

Jupiter is right there to help you.

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NASA created orbital map of 39 Geminid 2013 major shooting stars
seen over the last few days.

Earth is the small blue dot at 1 o’clock.
The bigger yellow blob is the Sun.

All the debris, left behind by the asteroid,
is, of course, following the asteroid’s
orbital path around the Sun.

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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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Underlying ‘star’ charts extracted from neave.com/planetarium/


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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?

Comet ISON MAY Be Daylight Visible On Wednesday & Thursday This Week, November 27 & 28, 2013.

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>> To see ISON over N.H. … — Nov. 17, 2013.
>> Presentation videos — Nov. 5, 2013.
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>> I make it to NASA — Nov. 4, 2013.

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blocking_solar_haloPerihelion, i.e., comet at its closest to the Sun, is on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2013.

Prior to that on Wednesday and possibly Thursday too, the Comet MIGHT BE Daylight visible close to the Sun.

OF COURSE you have to obscure the Sun with your hand or a building. Do NOT look directly at the Sun.

IF it is visible you will not be in any doubt. You will see a comet, replete with a tail, all in white, close to the Sun.

Yes, ISON always had the potential of being Daylight visible. I talked about that in all of my ISON books.

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For me talking about ISON in November … the video … on YouTube … click.

Where To See ‘Comet ISON’, Encke, LINEAR X1 & Lovejoy Over New Hampshire During November 19 – 22, 2013.

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Related posts:
>> 4 comets in the sky — Nov. 11, 2013.
>> Presentation videos — Nov. 5, 2013.
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Taylor Presentation pictures — Nov. 5, 2013.

>> I make it to NASA — Nov. 4, 2013.

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We all got up at 4 a.m. to see Comet ISON and the others!

Us getting up that early, especially I, does not happen often.

I knew we were taking a chance. Weather forecasts don’t typically tell you cloud conditions for 4 a.m.

But we went up Prospect Mountain to Ridge Road — where in April we saw Pan-STARRS.

There were breaks in the cloud cover. We could clearly see the Big Dipper and Jupiter.

But the clouds (and possibly fog) was worst low down, by the horizon. So we were foiled. Thwarted.
It was cold too.

We might try again Saturday morning.

But, here is the MAP for New Hampshire for the Comets.
I hand ‘drew’ it for you in PowerPoint.


comet ISON November 19, 2013

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It is no great secret that I set out to OWN ‘Comet ISON’ when it came to books.

Well check this out. This is what Amazon showed if you did a search on ‘Comet ISON‘ (for books).

#1, #2 & #3.

Didn’t make me rich or famous BUT as achievements for a year go, this is far more satisfying, far reaching and fun that serving on some ‘going nowhere‘ town committee.

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