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Sky Happenings In February, 2018
February 2, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  Jupiter is almost due south at dawn; it outshines all the stars we ever see at night.   Mars is in the south-southeast at dawn.   It brightens a little each morning as moves away from Jupiter and towards Saturn.    Saturn is in the southeast at dawn this month.     Venus is lost […]

Once in a blue moon: Kick off your Labor Day with the last blue moon ’til 2015
August 31, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Know what makes this Friday special? It’s not that it’s the start to a glorious three-day weekend (although that certainly helps). Rather, Friday marks the last blue moon you can expect to see until 2015. Now, we don’t want to mislead you. “Blue moons” aren’t so-named because the moon turns azure or gives off a […]

Go Stargazing! December Edition
December 1, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter dominates this month’s evening skies.  It outshines all stars in the sky, so it’s easy to find.  Face south at dusk and look for the brightest thing there. Mercury has emerged into the evening sky, and is visible at the beginning of this month.  Look low in the southwest at dusk, right over the […]

Go Stargazing! August Edition
August 2, 2010 · 1 Comment

This month the great planet race continues, as Venus, Mars and Saturn form a triangle in the west.  Watch the triangle change shape each night as Venus overtakes Saturn and then Mars! Venus is by far the brightest of the three planets.  Face west at dusk and look for a point of light that outshines […]



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