Visible planets and bright stars to see in the night sky!
mary beth shipley Thank you so much for finding that! I never imagined I'd find this information out.
we were in the sixth grade that year; I used to see the moon w/my Father's Binoculars; very interesting;
Nice to be able to see Planets & Stars: I have a small backyard telescope; to research the telescope usage; I recall seeing Saturn + Rings in about 1964 w a telescope at our school; w the professor; it was really cool !!!
I think I found it! On July 26, 1982 the crescent moon was in conjunction with three planets!! Mars, Jupiter and Saturn! that would have definitely been an amazing site! I took a screenshot of it off of Stellarium app. My email is my name at yahoo.com if you want to contact me, I will send to you. You can also Google that date and put in the words “moon and planet conjunction july 1982” and probably find something on your own as well but the Stellarium screenshot is stunning!!
To make it easier you can pull up a moon phase calendar let’s say starting in 1977 and you can determine which days are a crescent moon, then you can check just those days out for each month. I will start looking myself to see if I see anything, I’ve gotten real good/fast at it lol
There is an app called Stellarium that let you go back and forth in time… you can literally look at any single night in the sky from years backwards or forward. You could start with about the age you think you are and play with it until you see what you saw. You can adjust features so that you have the names of the stars and constellations etc. Great app and also a full version website. Actually the full version website might be better for this because the screen would be bigger. Good luck!
When I was a kid I remember a crescent moon with 3 stars clustered near the southern tip. It was beautiful and unusual. I've never seen it again. It would have been late 70's to early 80's. I've always wanted to know more about that. Anyone know?