April 2009 Lunar Highlights

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April 2009 Lunar Highlights
Posted by saberscorpx on Sunday, March 29, 2009 6:47 PM

April 2009 Lunar Highlights
(all times UT)

max northern declination: 1st (+26.8°), 28th (+26.6°)
max southern declination: 14th (-26.7°)

max east limb exposed: 10th (+4.6°)
max north limb exposed: 10th (+6.6°)
max west limb exposed: 22nd (-6.2°)
max south limb exposed: 25th (-6.5°)

Lunar X: 2nd (1215)
Curtiss Cross: 18th (1306)
[timings courtesy of Dana Thompson]
RLO crater ray timings:

1st: Luna 2.0°N of M35 (2000)

2nd: Perigee [370013km] (0200)

First Quarter (1434)

4th: Luna 1.7°S of M44 (0900)

9th: Full Moon (1456)

13th: Luna 0.4°N of Antares (1300)
occultation from Marshall Islands, Hawaiian Islands,
Mexico, Guatemala

16th: Apogee [404232km] (0900)

17th: Last Quarter (1336)

19th: Luna 2.0°N of Jupiter (1600)

22nd: Luna 1.1°N of Venus (1400)
occultation from N Mexico, U.S./Canada except east,
most of Greenland, E Alaska

25th: New Moon [lunation 1068] (0324)
extreme lunar crescent spotting data for L1067-74:

26th: Luna 1.9°N of Mercury (1600)

Luna 0.4°N of M45 (2100)

28th: Perigee [366040km] (0600)

29th: Luna 1.8°N of M35 (2000)


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Posted by Dantom on Friday, April 03, 2009 10:59 AM

The Moon:

Taken approx 23:03 (GMT+8) in Philippines April 3rd 2009

Celestron Astromaster 130EQ Using 10mm Eyepiece (65x Mag)

Shot through the eyepiece using the camera in my CellPhone (Motorola)


Probably not the correct place to post a picture, but I thought an April Moon shot would go well with the April Lunar Highlights

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  • From: illinois, usa
Posted by saberscorpx on Friday, April 03, 2009 11:25 AM

Nice shot Dantom. Thanks for sharing. All lunar images are welcome.


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