vernal-equinox

vernal equinox

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Springing forward into Daylight Saving Time
March 5, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

This month, Jupiter remains well placed for evening observing all winter and spring. Look for it almost overhead at dusk and high in the west later in the evening. Mars remains in the morning sky. It continues to brighten a bit in the south at dawn. Later in March, it also begins rising in late […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: March 2013
March 4, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter is almost overhead at dusk, but now a little toward the west. Face high in the west at dusk and look for the brightest thing there (unless the Moon is also there), as Jupiter outshines all stars we ever see at night. Saturn remains in the morning sky this month.  Look for it in […]

Go Stargazing! March Edition
March 3, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Saturn is up all night long by month’s end.  On Mar. 21, Earth passes between the sun and Saturn.  This alignment is called opposition because it puts Saturn and the sun on opposite sides of the Earth.  As a result, Saturn rises at dusk and sets at dawn on this date.  Look for Saturn to […]

Go Stargazing! April Edition
April 7, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

 Photo Credit: myyorgda Saturn was up all night last month, and will remain well placed in the evening sky this month.  You can spot it in the east at dusk.  Mercury is briefly visible at dusk in late April.  Mercury is nowhere near as dazzling as Venus, but is bright enough to appear in twilight while most […]



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