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Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Mars Brightest in the Sky During the Month of the Summer Solstice
June 2, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter is now high in the southwest at dusk. It outshines all stars we ever see at night, so you can’t miss it.  Mars and Saturn are now in the southeast at dusk. As you watch them rise, Mars is to the right and is much brighter.  In fact, this month Mars outshines all of […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Exciting Rare Mercury Transit Next Monday!
May 2, 2016 · 2 Comments

Jupiter is now high in the south at dusk. It outshines all stars we ever see at night, so you can’t miss it. Mars and Saturn become late evening objects this month. Tonight, May 2, Mars rises in the southeast at 9:48 p.m. while Saturn comes up soon afterwards, at 10:24 p.m. By May 15, […]

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 […]

Go Stargazing! November Edition
November 9, 2011 · 1 Comment

Jupiter is up virtually all night long as November begins.   photo credit: NASA Goddard Photo and Video That’s because on Friday night, October 28, Earth passed between the Sun and Jupiter.  In this alignment (‘opposition’) Jupiter rose at dusk and set at dawn.   Face east at dusk and look for the brightest thing there—that’ll be […]



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