winter-solstice

winter solstice

Go Stargazing! February Edition
February 2, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: Joshua Bury Jupiter leaves the evening sky this month.  You can still see it during the next two weeks if you face southwest at dusk and look for the brightest point of light there. Jupiter sets by 7:30 as February opens, so you must look soon after dusk to see it.   However, Jupiter sets […]

The Unconquered Sun: Winter Solstice Today!
December 21, 2009 · 1 Comment

At 11:47 am Central Time on Monday, December 21, the sun is overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn. This is the farthest point south at which the sun can be overhead, indicating that the North Pole is tilted as far away from the sun as possible. At the Tropic of Capricorn and elsewhere in the […]

Go Stargazing! February Edition
February 4, 2009 · 1 Comment

Venus continues to dominate the western sky on February evenings.  Look west-southwest right as night falls for the brightest thing there except for the Moon, which is nearby at the end of the month.  Venus, on its faster orbit, is coming around to our side of the Sun (and will pass us in March).  Therefore […]

Go Stargazing! December Edition
December 2, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

The ‘main event’ of December evenings occurs in the southwest at dusk, where you can watch Venus pull away from Jupiter.  Look southwest right as night falls for the two brightest things there except for the Moon.  The brighter one low in the southwest is Venus, which outshines everything else in the night sky.  Jupiter […]



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