Observing Log for 2006-03-01
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2006-03-01


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2006-03-01 13:07 UT
To: 2006-03-01 13:10 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 6.0C ...
Dew Point: -5.4C ...
Humidity: 42% ...
Wind Speed: 4.9mph ...
Wind Dir: North West ...
Pressure: 1001.5hPa ...
Notes:

Crisp, cold, clear afternoon. Very little cloud around. Decided to have a quick look at the Sun with the Solarscope with a hope of catching a glimpse of sunspot 856.

Sunspot 856

From: 2006-03-01 13:07 UT
To: 2006-03-01 13:10 UT

Quickly dragged the Solarscope outside to see if I could see sunspot 856. There was no sign of the spot. I could see a faint hint of brighter markings in the general area of where I knew the spot should be.

Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2006-03-01 14:05 UT
To: 2006-03-01 14:08 UT
Equipment: Meade 10x50 Binoculars
Temperature: 5.9C ...
Dew Point: -6.1C ...
Humidity: 42% ...
Wind Speed: 3.5mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 1001.1hPa ...
Notes:

Quickly popped out to try and view the crescent Moon.

Crescent Moon

From: 2006-03-01 14:05 UT
To: 2006-03-01 14:08 UT

Quickly popped outside again, this time with 10x50 binocular, to see if I could find the crescent Moon. There was a little bit more cloud around than earlier on in the day so it took a little bit of effort.

I positioned myself in the shadow of my garage so that there was no chance of me accidently looking at the Sun and then I started to scan around. A short while later I saw the very thin crescent of the Moon. I think this is probably the youngest Moon I've ever knowingly seen.

I also had a quick look to see if Mercury was visible (it is quite close to the Moon at the moment) but cloud kept getting in the way so I gave up.


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