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Man must rise above the Earth, to the top of the atmosphere and beyond, for only then will he fully understand the world in which he lives.
Socrates, 469 - 399 BC

Astronomy

The science
and the magic.

Solar System

All things held captive
by the Sun.

Constellations

Everything else
in the Universe.



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The Sun is in the constellation Libra.

sun_soho (17K) Current Solar Flare (X-ray) activity : Status
Current Solar Geomagnetic activity :
Status

Updated every ten minutes from the
NOAA Space Environment Center.

Lat 30° North
Long 95° West
Sunday

Nov 19
Monday

Nov 20
Tuesday

Nov 21
Wednesday

Nov 22
Thursday

Nov 23
Friday

Nov 24
Saturday

Nov 25
Sunrise (CST) 6:49 am 6:50 am 6:50 am 6:51 am 6:52 am 6:53 am 6:54 am
Sunset (CST) 5:22 pm 5:22 pm 5:21 pm 5:21 pm 5:21 pm 5:21 pm 5:20 pm
Moonrise (CST) 7:40 am 8:32 am 9:22 am 10:10 am 10:55 am 11:37 am 12:17 pm
Moonset (CST) 6:35 pm 7:19 pm 8:06 pm 8:55 pm 9:46 pm 10:39 pm 11:33 pm
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Current Morning Star(s): The planets Venus (mag -3.9, very low in the east), and Jupiter (mag -1.7, very low in the east). Current Evening Star(s): Vega mag 0.03, high overhead)


The Stars Of Autumn

10:00 PM Central Daylight Time

oct24-2017 (66K)
(Latitude 30° North, Longitude 95° West)


Vernal Equinox

4:28 am CST
March 20
2017

Summer Solstice

11:24 pm CDT
June 20
2017
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Winter Solstice

10:27 am CST
December 21
2017

Autumnal Equinox

3:01 pm CDT
September 22
2017


The Planets

ORRERY
(where the planets are right now)
Courtesy of John Walker

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Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.
real time positions of planets





Venus and the Crescent Moon
Santa Elena, Oaxaca, Mexico - November 27, 2011

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Moonrise Over a Poro Poro Tree
Santa Elena, Oaxaca, Mexico - January 15, 2011

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