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All Aboard the Dawn Spacecraft

Vesta in March sky   Vesta in April sky
MARCH 2007
At 4am in early March, Vesta is already about 30 degrees above the horizon (for mid-latitudes in the northern hemisphere) and just above Scorpius in the southeastern sky. Vesta is moving eastwards through the stars, slowing down near the end of the month. By the end of the month Vesta and Scorpius will be floating above the southern horizon at 4am.
 

APRIL 2007
At 2am in early April, Vesta is already about 30 degrees above the horizon (for mid-latitudes in the northern hemisphere) and just above Scorpius in the southeastern sky. In April, Vesta slows down even more and even switches direction, beginning its retrograde motion in the sky. By the end of the month Vesta and Scorpius will be floating above the southern horizon at 2am.

Vesta in May sky   Vesta in June sky
MAY 2007
At midnight in early May, Vesta is already about 30 degrees above the horizon (for mid-latitudes in the northern hemisphere) and just above Scorpius in the southeastern sky. In May, Vesta continues its westward motion through the stars. By the end of the month Vesta and Scorpius will be floating above the southern horizon at midnight.
 

JUNE 2007
At 10pm in early June, Vesta is already about 30 degrees above the horizon (for mid-latitudes in the northern hemisphere) and just above Scorpius in the southeastern sky. In June, Vesta continues moving westwards but it is slowing down again as it gets ready to move eastward once more. By the end of the month Vesta and Scorpius will be floating above the southern horizon at 10pm.

Vesta in July sky   Vesta in August sky

JULY 2007
At 8pm in early July, Vesta is already about 30degrees above the horizon (for mid-latitudes in the northern hemisphere) and just above Scorpius in the southeastern sky. In July, Vesta does a slow loop as it begins to move eastward once more. By the end of the month Vesta and Scorpius will be floating above the southern horizon at 8pm.

  AUGUST 2007
At 8pm in early August, Vesta is just above Scorpius in the southern sky. Through the month, Vesta moves eastwards amongst the stars. By the end of the month Vesta and Scorpius will be floating above the southwestern horizon at 8pm.

*Charts were generated using Starry Night Pro Plus 6.0.4.