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Monday, September 22, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Eridanus’

EarthSky Tonight—August 27, moon near Jupiter –

EarthSky Tonight—August 27, moon near Jupiter – not Mars

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The moon is near a bright object on August 27, 2010, but – no matter what anyone tells you – that bright object is not the planet Mars. Instead, it is Jupiter. Will Mars appear as large as a full moon in August 2010? Over the past few days, the waning gibbous moon has approached Jupiter and passed it. Tonight the moon is not as close to Jupiter as it was last night. However, Jupiter is still very noticeable on ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight, February 10, 2010: You need a dark

Earthsky Tonight, February 10, 2010: You need a dark sky to see Eridanus

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Here is one of the sky’s most graceful and beautiful constellations, if you have access to a very dark sky. You won’t see this one from the city, or even the suburbs. Eridanus the River begins near the star Rigel in the constellation Orion. It wells up in a great loop before ambling back down toward the southern horizon. Eridanus is one of the longest and faintest constellations. It’s variously said ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight, January 20, 2010: Achernar, the end

Earthsky Tonight, January 20, 2010: Achernar, the end of the River

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Today’s chart is almost just like the January 16 chart. But today we’ve changed our observing location. Normally, our charts are set for the geographical center of the continental U.S. – say, somewhere in Kansas. Today’s chart is set to the extreme southern U.S. It’s as if we’re gazing at stars from the southernmost part of the country . . . maybe along the Texas/Mexico border, or from the Florida ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight: January 16, 2010 – See a river

Earthsky Tonight: January 16, 2010 – See a river of stars called Eridanus

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Here’s a constellation for you if you have access to a very dark sky. You won’t see this one from the city, or even the suburbs. Eridanus the River begins near the star Rigel in the constellation Orion the Hunter – and wells up in a great loop before ambling back down toward the southern horizon. Eridanus is one of the longest and faintest constellations. It’s variously said to represent the ... Full Story

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