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Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Lunar Eclipse on April 4
April 2, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Mars remains in the west at dusk this month as it moves through Aries. Mars continues to fade a little each night as Earth continues to leave it farther behind. Later on this month, Mars begins to be lost in the glare of the Sun. Mercury enters the evening sky as Mars leaves it. By […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: January 2013
January 2, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Happy New Year! This January, Mars continues to fade as it drops into the Sun’s glare. It is low in the southwest at dusk. Jupiter is now up all night long. Opposition, when Earth is directly between Jupiter and the Sun and Jupiter literally rises at sundown and sets at sunup, is Jan. 3. After […]

Go Stargazing! May Edition
May 4, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: Elsie esq. Saturn is now in the south southeast at dusk.  We are seeing its rings a little more edge on than earlier in the year.  In fact, Saturn’s rings won’t be this edge-on to us for another 15 years.  Saturn, like Earth, is tilted on its axis (at 26.7 degrees, Saturn’s tilt […]

True Colors in the Night Sky
April 21, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Stepping outside on an April evening, you’ll notice many more bright stars in the western sky than in the east.   Those bright stars in the west are the stars of winter, still high in the west at dusk because winter officially ended about a month ago.  Orion, the Hunter, remains well placed for observing.  As you […]



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