Astronomy on Maui without a Telescope

 

Venus, Mercury, Mars and the Moon
rising over the West Maui Mountains 37 minutes before sunrise on January 7, 2005
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Full Maui Moon                   Moon setting behind Molokai                  Moon craters in telescope

 


The shadow of the earth forms a gray band along the horizon in the west
(while the sun is rising in the east).

Southern Cross, and the stars Alpha Centauri and Beta Centauri,
low near the southern horizon at 2:45 AM on March 6, 2005
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Mercury and the Moon
setting over the ocean 42 minutes after sunset on March 11, 2005
(44 hours past new moon)
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Other pictures from this winter on Maui

Other pictures from Maui

 

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