Memorial Day Weekend... Space X sends a capsule, "Dragon", to the ISS. The Dragon docked last Friday.
Today another PHA came close to our Planet! The 3 to 10 meter wide Rock is listed as #6 on the top 20 with closest approach to Earth.
Skies have been clear in the early evening, before the clouds roll in the early morning hours. I have observed the planets, the bright stars Antares, Vega, Arcturus and Spica. The quarter moon has made the constellation Hercules dimmer. But the cluster M13 is still visible. Catch
this red star in your FOV Mars with a magnitude of +0.3, is high in SSW in Leo. The constellation Scorpius is well up in the SSE. Antares, the
Scorpion's heart is easy to spot under the three stars that make up the head of the scorpion. Look for Beta Scorpii.
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