Susitna Writer’s Voice–StarDate Susitna 4-9-2017, by Kathleen Fleming

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Positions of the 4 visible planets during totality in the August 21, 2017 eclipse. Illustration by Eddie Irizarry using Stellarium.  This and other eclipse information is available on many different websites, including http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/august-21-2017-solar-eclipse-4-planets-bright-stars

Kathleen tells about the activities of the moon, the three different categories of twilight, Jupiter and its visible moons, and what to expect during a total solar eclipse. One correction: The full moon will be near Jupiter Monday night and Tuesday morning (not Wednesday night / morning).

Seasonal note:  There’s less than one week left with true darkness in the Susitna Valley, so Kathleen will be a much less frequent contributor to Susitna Writer’s Voice.

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