Main Street Astronomy

Maine Mineral & Gem Museum, Bethel Maine | March 1 | 6:00pm

Join our favorite street astronomers, Tom and Lynn Hoffelder for the first in MMGM’s street astronomy series this Sunday, March 1st at 6:00PM on Main St. in front of the museum. On view for the evening will be Venus and the Lunar X. Many of us are familiar with Venus, the bright star visible low on the western horizon in the evening, but have you ever seen the Lunar X? The Lunar X is a clair-obscur effect in which light and shadow creates the appearance of a letter ‘X’ on the rim of the Blanchinus, La Caille and Purbach craters. The X is visible only for a few hours before the first quarter, slightly below the lunar terminator. Cross your fingers for a cloud free evening and join us on the street!

*If the skies are not clear, we will cancel up to 2 hours prior to the event, if not before. Please check your email or our Facebook page for weather updates.

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