James Wooten

Mars Higher and Brighter Each Day | September 2020 Sky Happenings
September 9, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter and  Saturn are in the south at dusk this month.  Look south in the early evening for the two planets which will be about 6 degrees apart.  Jupiter outshines every star up at night.    Mars is higher and brighter in the morning sky each day this month.  Look high in the southwest at dawn.  […]

Mars Outshines the Stars: Sky Happenings August 2020
August 3, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeast at dusk this month. Look southeast in the early evening for the two planets which will be about 6 degrees apart. Mars is higher and brighter in the morning sky each day this month. Look high in the south at dawn. Mars now outshines all the stars visible at night from Houston […]

Comet Watch and the Stars of Summer: Sky Happenings July 2020
July 8, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

In something of a surprise, we have a naked eye comet this month, comet NEOWISE! Astronomers discovered this comet on March 27, 2020 using the NEOWISE satellite. This satellite is the Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer, later used to search for Near Earth Objects. After its discovery, Comet NEOWISE continued to approach the Sun. It […]

June Star Blog
June 3, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Mercury continues an excellent apparition for the first half of June.  Look for it low in the sky at dusk, over the point of sunset.  Mercury is highest June 4-5, then gets lower and dimmer until it is lost in the Sun’s glare by June 15. Mars is higher in the morning sky each day […]



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