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Saturday, December 20, 2014

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EarthSky Tonight—Oct. 4, Use Summer Triangle to

EarthSky Tonight—Oct. 4,  Use Summer Triangle to find plane of Milky Way galaxy

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org At this time of year, you can use the Summer Triangle – and the constellation Cygnus the Swan – to locate the plane of our Milky Way galaxy. The three brilliant stars that make up the Summer Triangle shine way up high in the October evening sky. I suggest viewing the scene from the comfort of a reclining lawn chair, with your feet pointing southward. As seen from mid-northern latitudes, the stars Deneb and Vega hang ... Full Story

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