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Sky Events for February 2017
January 4, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

This star map shows the Houston sky at 9 pm CST on January 1, 8 pm CST on January 15, and dusk on January 31. To use the map, put the direction you are facing at the bottom.     The Sky This Month The Great Square of Pegasus sets in the western sky. Taurus, […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Venus shifts to morning, Chinese New Year approaches
January 6, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

This month, Venus shifts from the evening to the morning sky. For the next few days, look for it low in the southwest at dusk. If no buildings or trees block the view, you can still make out Venus in the twilight; it outshines everything in the sky but the Sun and the Moon. Notice […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: July 2013
July 1, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Venus remains in the west at dusk. It outshines everything but the Sun and Moon, so you can begin observing it during deep twilight. Saturn is now shining in the south/southwest at dusk. Although not as bright as Venus, it does outshine the stars around it, so you can’t miss it. Mars and Jupiter emerge […]

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 […]



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