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Moon, Mercury and Plejadit - 2.5.2022 at 22.30 - 2.5.2022 at 23.20 Lieto Observation number 106605

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Matti Helin, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

On Monday night, Mercury and the Moon were supposed to be close together. Likewise, the star cream of Seulaste was close to that duo. The recording of this encounter was in mind for the whole of the previous week. The weather forecast just looked bad.

Monday came and the sky was full of clouds. However, in the evening in nine countries the sun began to peek through the gaps in the clouds. Hopes rose. By ten, the entire western sky was almost clear and a thin crescent moon shone behind the kitchen window. I waited half past eleven and left.

He smiled. There were clouds everywhere except in the direction of the sunset. With binoculars, I easily found Mercury, but not by any means. Maybe a couple of times I saw a glimpse of some star, but not the whole bunch. The western sky was full of streaks, apparently some cirrus that slightly hampered transparency.

But despite all that, it was a great evening and the relatively nice pictures became memories.

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    • Kuu, Merkurius ja Plejadit
Comments: 2 pcs
Markku Ruonala - 3.5.2022 at 19.32 Report this

Se on mukavaa kun on toisinaan onnea sään suhteen. Aika usein ne taivaan ainoat pilvet ovat juuri siellä missä odotettu taivaan tapahtuma olisi nähtävissä.

Matti Helin - 3.5.2022 at 22.07 Report this

Juu, turhan usein ei pilvien kanssa tuuria ole ollut. Nytkin kyllä ohutta pilveä lännessä oli, mutta se raidoitti auringon kajon mielenkiintoiseksi, eikä paljoa häirinnyt. 

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