Palm Beach Gets Mooned. And There are Stars, of Course.

Joyce Reingold notes the following astronomical event later this week:

Our Star Watch columnist Mike Lynch also advises we mark our calendars for Friday, 9/19, when — conditions willing — the waning gibbous moon will partially cover the Pleiades between 9:30-11 p.m. “It should be quite a sight to begin your weekend,” he writes.

A preview of this is below:

This was generated by the Stellarium program.  Palm Beachers need to look out to the ocean to see this rise.

I found this very useful when doing things like this (Moody Blues fans will instantly recognise what I’m talking about.) And my Stellarium is always set “on location” in Palm Beach.

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