What the hell is a verdin? Is there one on the moon? :-) The sunspot number for today is 291, but that includes several factors in the equation. Still in sunspot max cycle. Do you mean 11:00 or 5:00 position for Titan? Don't forget to watch Venus with a crescent moon on the morning of the 15th! (JOMA) Libration is a monthly oscillation up-down and side-to-side. Some libration zone lunar objects are included in the SAC Best 110 Lunar Objects list as challenges. -Place shameless plug here- I think we should print T-Shirts to commemorate this event!!! Jack Jones > A Saturnian occultation was the best way I've started a week! Just so > amazing! And within the best sign ever that cool weather (closer observing > spots) and longer observing nights are near--The Winter Hexagon!!! I > loved cut > I think I saw Titan at ~11:00 position to Saturn, did anybody else? > > The 3rd quarter Moon was noticeably supersized with Grimaldi well within > the > limb and a few not always observable features exposed. I wonder how long > the > Moon will be at this libration, is it a seasonal occurrence or some other > period? Are any of these objects on the SAC 110 Moon list! > > Did anyone notice the massive chains of Sunspots? The most I've seen in a > while. Maybe 100 sizeable to huge ones concentrated onto one side in a > long > and shorter chain. cut > Then the discovery of another favorite nearest sky object, and me with > binoculars in hand!--a verdin, !!! er vS gnr sdist > > What a great sky morning! > --- This message is from the AZ-Observing mailing list. If you wish to be removed from this list, send E-mail to: AZ-Observing-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, with the subject: unsubscribe. The list's archive is at: //www.freelists.org/archives/az-observing This is a discussion list. Please send personal inquiries directly to the message author. In other words, do not use "reply" for personal messages. Thanks.