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Observations of object "Moon":

Moon (Moon)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 50-mm binoculars   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Wed Aug 2 00:40:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2018

This evening, I observed the moon with my 10X50 binoculars. Looking at the terminator with just binoculars is a very rewording experience. The big craters on the bottom half of the waxing gibbous moon are quite a sight to see. There is also another crater in the middle of the moon that is easy to see. Another thing I noticed was some mares were much darker that the others with Mare Tranquillitatias seemingly having a blue tinge to it. I have heard that with binoculars you can possibly see a hint of blue in that one mare.

Moon (Moon)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 50-mm binoculars   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: good   Seeing: fair
Time: Sat Feb 11 00:35:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 1998

On Friday evening, my brother Anthony, my friend Joe & I were able to enjoy the penumbral lunar eclipse despite a mantle of high clouds. The shadow was very easy to see on the left side of the moon even with our naked eyes. A very enjoyable evening.

Moon (Moon)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Sun Dec 4 02:05:30 2016 UT   Obs. no.: 1991

"young" crescent passing Venus and Mars was a nice sight in the SW.

Moon (Moon)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 35-mm binoculars   Location: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: good   Seeing: fair
Time: Sat Dec 3 22:00:00 2016 UT   Obs. no.: 1992

This evening, my friend Steve & I observed the crescent moon, Mars & Venus together in the western sky after sunset. We also spotted the ISS going across the sky directly above us. It was quite an astronomical show!

Moon (Moon, est. to be in Taurus)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Mon Nov 14 03:00:00 2016 UT   Obs. no.: 1988

Supermoon rising and was bright.

Moon (Moon)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 50-mm binoculars   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Sun Nov 13 21:23:00 2016 UT   Obs. no.: 1987

This evening, My brother Anthony, my friends Joe, Steve & I watched the super moon rise over the West Haven beach. When you look at the full moon every month, you can see the difference in size & brightness when observing the full moon. At the same time, we had an extremely low tide while the moon was rising. It was one of the lowest tides I ever saw thus giving all of us two different views of the moon's closeness to Earth.

Moon (Moon, est. mag -6)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Wed Oct 14 22:30:00 2015 UT   Obs. no.: 1960

This evening, I stepped outside to observe the sliver crescent moon. There was even a little earthshine in it. A nice sight.

Moon (Moon, est. mag -6)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 50-mm binoculars   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Mon Sep 28 00:13:00 2015 UT   Obs. no.: 1957

This evening, my brother Anthony & I observed the total lunar eclipse of the super moon. This eclipse seemed to be on the darker side which I attributed to the ongoing forest fires on the west coast. I rated the eclipse darkness on the Dijon Scale to be L= 2.0. The super moon itself actually did look larger than the average full moon.

Moon (Moon, est. mag -5)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: good
Time: Wed May 20 00:15:00 2015 UT   Obs. no.: 1948

This evening while driving home, I observed a tiny sliver crescent moon low in the western sky below Venus. This was one of my most slenderest of moons I have ever seen.

Moon (Moon, est. to be in Pisces)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Orange, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Wed Oct 8 10:45:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1933

Lunar Eclipse in the Southwest is reddish enough to see.

Moon (Moon)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Time: Mon Aug 11 00:00:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1930

This evening, my brother Anthony, my friend Diane & I viewed the rising super moon. I always look at the full moon so I can tell it's larger than an ordinary full moon.

Moon (Moon)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Sun Jul 13 00:30:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1927

On Saturday evening, my brother Anthony & I watched the super moon rise in the east. I always like to look at the full moon all the time & this helps me appreciate the super moon even more. Next super moon will be August 10th.

Moon (Moon)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 50-mm binoculars   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Fri Oct 18 23:50:00 2013 UT   Obs. no.: 1896

This evening I was able to watch the penumbral eclipse of the moon. It was very easy to see the darkening of the moon with my naked eyes but my 10X50 binoculars really made the view of the eclipse great.

Moon (Moon, est. mag -8)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Sun Jun 23 01:30:00 2013 UT   Obs. no.: 1891

On both Saturday & Sunday nights, I was able to observe the super moon which was at it's closest point to Earth in the moon's orbit. Since I enjoy watching full moons rise, I was able to easily see the largeness of this super moon. It was great to see this!

Moon (Moon, est. to be in Taurus)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Tue Apr 16 00:00:00 2013 UT   Obs. no.: 1888

On the night of 4/15, my friend Joe & I observed a nice triangle in the sky of the crescent moon, Jupiter & Sirius. This triangle covered a large swath of the western sky. A nice sight.

Moon (Moon)
Observer: AndyS (e-mail: andy@skipole.net, web: http://astronomycentre.org.uk)
Instrument: 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector   Location: Todmorden, Yorkshire, England
Light pollution: light   Transparency: poor   Seeing: poor
Time: Sat Dec 10 16:20:00 2011 UT   Obs. no.: 1878

End of Lunar Eclipse. Low cloud prevented earlier view!!

Moon (Moon)
Observer: Justin (e-mail: justinleetyler@yahoo.com, web: http://www.justinleetyler.com)
Instrument: 7.35-mm binoculars   Location: Boston, MA, United States
Light pollution: moderate   
Time: Sat Nov 12 01:00:00 2011 UT   Obs. no.: 1877

Mare Tranquillitatis

Moon (Moon, est. mag -12.2, est. to be in Gemini, Est. RaDec @zenith)
Observer: Anish Mangal (e-mail: anishmangal2002@gmail.com)
Instrument: 8-inch Dobsonian reflector   Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India
Light pollution: severe   Transparency: poor   Seeing: poor
Time: Thu Dec 31 19:20:00 2009 UT   Obs. no.: 1842

Just observed the partial lunar eclipse under absolutely horrible seeing conditions (only the Moon and 5 stars visible) with my 8 inch Dob. The umbra was 3/4th of the way up-to Tycho from the limb and the penumbra stretched a little beyond it (covering the southern highlands).

Moon (Moon, est. mag -6, est. to be in Taurus)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 6-inch Dobsonian reflector   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Tue May 26 00:30:00 2009 UT   Obs. no.: 1824

Last evening my brother Anthony and my friend Steve Borer observed the one day old crescent moon. In Steve's Dob we were still able to observe craters on the small lighted side of the moon. Since the moon was well up from the horizon we were able to observe it for more than a half hour and at high power we were able to see the moon waxing in size right before our eyes.That was the first time I was able to see the crescent moon wax like that before my eyes.

Moon (Moon, est. mag -5, est. to be in Aries)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 6-inch Dobsonian reflector   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Sun Apr 26 00:25:00 2009 UT   Obs. no.: 1821

This evening, my friend Steve Borer, my brother Anthony Amato and I met at the West Haven beach to see if we could see the 21 hour old crescent moon. After fifteen minutes of trying to locate this crescent, we were rewarded with a view of one of the most slender crescent moon any of us has seen. We were easily able to see Saber's Beads which are also known as Bailey's Beads which are seen during total solar eclipses. In both the 6" dob and binoculars the crescent was something to behold. We also had the plesure of seeing the planet Mercury which was a waning crescent. Mercury was actually higher in the sky than the moon was. Finally we observed Saturn whos rings are almost edge on. We were able to see four moons of Saturn including Titan and Rhea. Titan looked like an orange disc because of its thick atmosphere. Another great night of astronomy.

Moon (Moon, est. mag -6, est. to be in Sagittarius)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 127-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: good
Time: Mon Oct 6 23:00:00 2008 UT   Obs. no.: 1801

This evening my brother Anthony and I observed the famous X that appears on the terminator of the moon one day before first Quarter. Anyone can see the X on the moon with even low power on your scope. Just be sure to observe the moon on the terminator one day before first quarter.

Moon (Moon)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Stratford, Connecticut, United States
Time: Thu May 15 23:00:00 2008 UT   Obs. no.: 1784

This evening my friends Steve, Mike, Rob and I went to a traveling NASA exibit. The main feature of the exibit was a lunar rock that was brought back to earth from our Apollo astronauts. This moonrock was polished by NASA and it had a smooth glossy look about it. The highlight of our visit was we were allowed to touch and feel it all we wanted to. I've seen lunar rocks before but I've never felt one before. After we were finished we looked up into the sky and saw were the moonrock came from. The moon.

Moon (Moon, est. mag 78x)
Observer: John Kramer (e-mail: geminijk@gmail.com)
Instrument: 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector   Location: Knoxville, TN, USA
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Tue May 13 03:30:00 2008 UT   Obs. no.: 1782

Montes AlpesVery cool range with a staight/valley wall to the north , vallis alpes i think.lots of small mountains, shadows etc.

Moon (Moon, est. mag -4, est. to be in Gemini)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: good
Time: Wed May 7 00:00:00 2008 UT   Obs. no.: 1780

This evening after playing bocce ball with my friends, we observed the slender crescent moon. It was a little sliver of a moon but what surprised me is there wasn't to much earthshine to the moon. Maybe tomorrow evening there will be more earthshine.

Moon (Moon, est. mag -5, est. to be in Leo)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 50-mm binoculars   Location: Milford, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Thu Feb 21 03:01:00 2008 UT   Obs. no.: 1763

This evening my friends Mike Dzubaty, Steve Borer, Joe Cseh and Bob Masud observed the total lunar eclipse. At first the sky was partly to mostly cloudy as the eclipse entered its partial phase. The skies continued to clear as it moved toward totality. About 15 minutes before totality the right and upper parts of the moon showed a blue color. This was probably caused by ozone in the atmosphere. During totality the moon had a deep orange red glow with the central regions of the moon being dark. Using the Danjon scale I rated the eclipse as L= 2. Another thing we noticed was the penumbra was rather easy to spot. The penumbra began in the lower left hand part of the eclipse all of us saw it quite easily. Finally very cold temperatures forced us indoors and now we must wait until December 2010 for the next total lunar eclipse.

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