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Posts Tagged ‘Cassiopeia’

Earthsky Tonight – August 11, How to find the

Earthsky Tonight – August 11, How to find the radiant point for Perseid meteors

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Here is the radiant point for the famous Perseid meteor shower. The 2010 Perseid meteors are peaking over the next few days. As always, you will see the most meteors between midnight and dawn. The morning of August 12 should be good. The morning of August 13 might be best for watching meteors. You might see meteors on the morning of August 14 as well, although the Perseids do tend to fall off rapidly after their peak. Why are ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—August 4, Cassiopeia the Queen on

Earthsky Tonight—August 4, Cassiopeia the Queen on summer evenings

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org One of the most recognizable constellations is Cassiopeia the Queen, which now can be found in the northeastern sky a couple of hours after the sun goes down. This constellation has the distinct shape of a W, or M, depending on your perspective. Cassiopeia is associated with a queen of Ethiopia. She is sometimes called the Lady of the Chair. Queen Cassiopeia was said to have offended the sea nymphs, or Nereids, by boasting that ... Full Story

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