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Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Five planets at dawn, leap day this February!
February 1, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter is now a late evening object, rising in the east. It rises by 9 p.m. on Feb. 1, and by Feb. 29 it comes up just before 7 p.m., which is during evening twilight. Jupiter comes to opposition on March 8, which is when Earth aligns with Jupiter and the Sun. That is why […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Total Lunar Eclipse this Month
September 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Saturn is now in the southwestern sky at dusk. It outshines the stars around it, so it’s also easy to see.  Mars is a little higher in the morning sky this month. Look for it low in the east at dawn. Mars remains dimmer then average, though, and won’t rival the brighter stars until next […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Saturn and Perseid meteors bright in August
August 5, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Saturn is now in the south-southwestern sky at dusk. It outshines the stars around it, so it’s also easy to see. Mars emerges into the morning sky this month. Look for it low in the east at dawn.  Mars remains dimmer then average, though, and won’t rival the brighter stars until next spring. Venus and […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: The Stars of Summer are Here
July 1, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

This is the last month to observe the two brightest planets in the western evening sky. On June 30, Venus overtook Jupiter. This month, watch Venus shift to the left of Jupiter each evening at dusk. Meanwhile, both planets appear lower and lower to the horizon each night, until they are both lost in the […]



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