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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 […]

Go Stargazing! April Edition
April 5, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Saturn, up all night long last month, can now be found in the east southeast at dusk.  We are seeing its rings a little more edge on than earlier in the year, an effect that gets even more pronounced next month. Venus keeps getting higher in the evening sky during the month of April.  Face west at […]

Go Stargazing! March Edition
March 3, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Saturn is up all night long by month’s end.  On Mar. 21, Earth passes between the sun and Saturn.  This alignment is called opposition because it puts Saturn and the sun on opposite sides of the Earth.  As a result, Saturn rises at dusk and sets at dawn on this date.  Look for Saturn to […]



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