Matt's World Of Weather: SkyCast

I'll put down a couple of the highlights from the video portion of this weekend's SkyCast. If we can avoid the cloud cover Wednesday night we will have two chances to see the International Space Station:

Jupiter- Rising around 7pm, ESE, will be higher in the sky the later the time

Mercury- Setting around 7pm, WSW, will be visible for short time after sunset

Venus-Setting around 7pm, WSW, will be visible for short time after sunset

ISS- Wednesday: 6:58 pm, WNW; Thursday: 7:36 pm NW.

Good luck and be sure to comment with what you were (or weren't) able to see.


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  • by Patti Location: Greenville on Oct 19, 2011 at 11:54 PM
    Matt, I have a question. Over many years people have been talking about seeing the moon after the sun comes up. Many years ago I went to a planetarium and was told by the host that tit is actually Jupiter...What is correct?
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      by Matt-Witn on Oct 20, 2011 at 01:00 PM in reply to Patti
      Great question Patti! In fact, the moon rises and sets at different times during the year. For instance the moon rises at midnight tonight and sets at 2:21pm. However, next week it'll rise at 8:21am and set at 6:50pm. Basically, it all depends on the day of the year you're looking for it. The moon can actually rise before or after the sun. Personally, I think it would be hard to confuse the moon and Jupiter, but again, it all depends on the day of the year you're looking at the sky. Hope that helps!
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        by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2011 at 06:21 PM in reply to Matt-Witn
        Can you explain the halo looking thing around the moon?
  • by Tyrone Location: Bell Arthur on Oct 19, 2011 at 04:34 PM
    Matt, I love the article. Your picture makes you look like a Zombie. Keep up the good work and lay off eating brains!
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