Thursday 26 December 2013

Astronomy Scrapbook Friday 27th December 2013

Eye in the Sky
December 27th 2013
The Moon and Spica

At 02.00 UT appearing above the south east horizon,  the Moon will be  just 0.5 degree from the 1st magnitude star Spica.

On This Day
December 27th 1571 birth of Johannes Kepler

Kepler was a German astronomer and mathematician, between 160-19 he published his work on his "Laws of Planetary Motion", In 1604 he observed a supernova in Ophiuchus which is named after him.

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