equinox

equinox

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: The Equinox Approaches
September 3, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

This month, Mars remains in the southwest at dusk this month as it pulls away from Saturn. Mars continues to fade a little each night as Earth continues to leave it farther behind. Mars is near Antares in Scorpius by the end of the month. Saturn is now lower in the southwest at dusk. It […]

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 […]

Go Stargazing! September Edition
September 6, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

Saturn leaves the evening sky in September 2011.  Face west southwest at dusk, and you’ll see Saturn near a star of similar brightness—Spica in Virgo.  Saturn is a bit to the right of Spica as you face southwest. Each night this month, however, Saturn and Spica appear lower and lower to the horizon, until they […]

Go Stargazing! June Edition
June 1, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: Elsie esq. Saturn is the only planet visable to us at night this June.  Face south at dusk, and you’ll see Saturn near a star of similar brightness — Spica in Virgo.  Saturn is significantly higher in the sky than Spica and a bit to its right as you face south.   The ringed planet is […]



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