Jao's Star Gaze Blog

Moon Out of Bounds

August 31, 2023

Star Gazer Update This is a semi-irregular blog on what’s happening in the cosmos. What can be seen? When can you see it? Will it effect you and why? Don’t miss anything: subscribe to my email list. Times, dates and visibility are specific for Minneapolis Minnesota USA. If you’re in another location check time and date dot com. The Moon out of Bounds To explain how the Moon goes out of bounds we need to get some basic astronomy out of the way. When a planet rises exactly on the equator it is said to be at 0° declination. The Sun and Moon as well as every other planet cross this point at some time in their orbit and when they do they are either at 0° Aries or 0° Libra. The farthest North the Sun travels is a point called the tropic of Cancer (23.5°) which it hits once a year at the Summer solstice. The farthest South the Sun travels is at the tropic of Capricorn (-23.5°) which it hits every year at…

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