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Friday, July 11, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Cat’s Eyes’

Sky Tonight—March 24, Predawn moon near the

Sky Tonight—March 24, Predawn moon near the Scorpion’s Stinger

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org On the morning of Friday, March 25, 2011, the waning gibbous moon helps you to locate the two “tail-end” stars of the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. These two very noticeable stars – called Shaula and Lesath – are often shown on old star maps at the tip of the Scorpion’s stinger. Shaula and Lesath mean raised tail and stinger respectively in Arabic, although there is some controversy over ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight, February 7, 2010: Scorpion’s

Earthsky Tonight, February 7, 2010: Scorpion’s stinger stars an early harbinger of spring

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Will you see the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion’s stinger stars below the waning crescent moon in the cold dawn tomorrow? You’ll need a clear, unobstructed view to the southeast to spot the stinger stars – Shaula and Lesath – flickering by the horizon. If you can’t spot these stars tomorrow, try again later this month. The stars at the end of the Scorpion’s tail are also known as the Cat’s ... Full Story

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