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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 […]

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: Canopus rises in Texas this February
February 5, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

This month, Venus has entered the morning sky. Look southeast at dawn for the brightest point of light there; only the Sun and Moon outshine Venus. Venus remains a morning star for almost all of 2014. Jupiter, up literally all night long last month, remains well placed for evening observing all winter and spring. Look […]



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