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Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Southern sky brings beasts and gods of water in November
November 4, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Saturn sets in twilight for the first week of November and is lost in the sun’s glare the rest of the month.  Venus, Mars and Jupiter are still close together in the morning sky this month. Right now, Venus is close to Mars, with Jupiter above them. Venus and Mars are 0.68 degrees apart the morning […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Saturn and Perseid meteors bright in August
August 5, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Saturn is now in the south-southwestern sky at dusk. It outshines the stars around it, so it’s also easy to see. Mars emerges into the morning sky this month. Look for it low in the east at dawn.  Mars remains dimmer then average, though, and won’t rival the brighter stars until next spring. Venus and […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: The Summer Triangle is high in the sky
July 7, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

This month, Mars is in the southwest at dusk this month. Mars continues to fade a little each night as Earth continues to leave it farther behind. Still, Mars rivals the brightest stars we see at night. Saturn is also in the southwest at dusk. This month and next, Mars approaches Saturn more and more.  Venus remains in […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Changing stars remind us that summer’s coming
May 5, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter remains well placed for evening observing all spring. Look for it in the west at dusk, outshining all the stars we ever see at night.  Mercury appears in the evening sky this month. Too close to the Sun to observe on May 1, Mercury gradually comes from behind the Sun and by mid-month, it […]



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