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Sky Happenings in February 2017
February 3, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

The Moon This Month   1st Quarter: February 2, 10:19am        Full: February 10, 6:33pm 3rd Quarter: February 18, 1:35am           New: February 26, 9:00am   The Full Moon of February 10 almost enters the Earth’s shadow.  Rather, it enters the penumbra, a region of space where the Earth only partially […]

Sky events for October 2016
October 6, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

1st Quarter October 8, 11:33pm Full October 15, 11:23pm 3rd Quarter October 22, 2:14pm New October 30, 12:38pm   This star map shows the Houston sky at 10 pm CDT on October 1, 9 pm CDT on October 15, and 8 pm CDT on October 31.  To use the map, put the direction you are facing […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Jupiter is Shining Bright
August 1, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter is low in the west at dusk; this is the last month to see it in the evening sky until March 2017. It outshines all stars we ever see at night, so you can’t miss it even as it sets in twilight. Venus begins to re-emerge into the evening sky this month. How soon […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Mars and Jupiter Shine Bright
July 6, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter is now in the west at dusk. It outshines all stars we ever see at night, so you can’t miss it. Mars and Saturn are now in the south at dusk. As you watch them, Mars is to the right and is much brighter. Although Mars continues to fade each night as Earth leaves […]



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