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Posts Tagged ‘Corvus the Crow’

Earthsky Tonight—June 8: Crow, cup and water snake

Earthsky Tonight—June 8: Crow, cup and water snake sail the southern sky

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Early on this June evening, look to the southern sky shortly after sunset. The first star you will likely see, nearly due south, is Spica, in Virgo. However, wait a little and given clear skies and a lack of lights, a number of fainter stars will begin to become visible. Below and to the right of Spica are the constellations of Corvus the Crow, Crater the Cup, and Hydra the Water Snake. In Greek mythology, Apollo sent the ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—May 10, Coming to know Corvus the

Earthsky Tonight—May 10, Coming to know Corvus the Crow

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org One of my favorite constellations, little squarish Corvus the Crow, can be found in the south after sunset at this time of year. It is not far from the bright star Spica. You will recognize Corvus for being near this star and for its boxy shape. Corvus is small and compact, and so it is an easy constellation to pick out in the sky. In Greek mythology, Corvus was seen as the cupbearer to Apollo, god of the sun. In ancient ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight, February 2, 2010: Best time of year

Earthsky Tonight, February 2, 2010: Best time of year to see Saturn is approaching

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Our chart shows the southern sky in the wee hours before dawn on Wednesday, February 3. Blue-white Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden, sparkles to the left of the waning gibbous moon. The golden planet Saturn lies to the moon’s upper right. The best time of year to see the planet Saturn is approaching. Saturn is the faintest of the bright planets, so it’s not the easiest planet ... Full Story

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