Wednesday 26 March 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Thursday 27th March 2014

Eye in the Sky
March 27th Moon close to Venus

The waning crescent Moon is less than 3 degrees to the north of Venus in the twilight dawn.

On This Day
March 27th 1964 Launch of Ariel 2

The UK satellite Ariel 2 known to the Americans as UK-C was successfully launched. The satellite measured galactic radio noise and the ozone layer around the Earth.

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