Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Thursday 3rd April 2014

Eye in the Sky
3rd April 2014


The waxing crescent moon lies close to the Hyades open cluster in Taurus this evening. The Moon should also be showing earthshine which causes its dark side to become dimly visible.

On This Day
3rd April 1964 Failure of an ATLAS F rocket.



An ATLAS F fails in a launching from Vandenberg Air Base. It was the 7th successive flop for the ATLAS programme since an ATLAS D failed on 6th Sept 1963

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