Mostly Sunny & Hot Today
It will be mostly sunny and hot today with highs in the 90s and the heat index topping off around 102° ... See FORECAST TEMPERATURES for your area. Showers and thunderstorms will be WIDELY scattered far and few between during the late afternoon. Most areas will remain dry. It should become clear during the night ... good for star gazing and moon watching ... See the SKY TONIGHT to see the time of rising and setting of the moon and planets.
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The sky was reasonably clear Friday evening and I was able to open the 11" telescope and captured some of the planets. Here is the ringed planet Saturn. Saturn is only 9 days away from its closest approach to earth for the year and is a relatively bright yellow object in the SE sky by 10 pm and medium high in the south at 2 am. Jupiter is that very bright object high in the southern Sky by 10 pm and in the SE at 2 am. Tonight, I plan to take a test drive on my newest telescope, the Maksutov-Newtonian 190mm. Stay tuned for pictures.