A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Bruce J. Pennino
Date: 2020 Jul 28, 00:20 -0400
I’m on Cape Cod, Wellfleet, Ma , and took a sight on Jupiter tonight at about Z = 145, Hs 15-16 degrees. You see Jupiter first when there is still some horizon. After horizon disappears you see a nearby faint celestial body , Saturn. This summer Saturn follows Jupiter. Maybe all the time? Simultaneously Deneb suddenly appeared, almost overhead. With full darkness the summer triangle was finally visible. Too much haze for northern cross, properly Cynus, but Deneb was briefly there.
Hope all stay well. Regards.
After some more research I wonder if the bright star I saw in the east was jupiter?
shaula mag 1.6
Planets from timeanddate.com. Stars from 1973 NA.
I have sent the relevant information to the grandaughters. I have also told them about the cow jumping over the moon. Unfortunately high cloud is building up so we may not see anything tonight. Keeping fingers crossed.