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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Mars’

Earthsky Tonight, January 17, 2010 Moon and Jupiter

Earthsky Tonight, January 17, 2010 Moon and Jupiter set as Mars rises

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Tonight and tomorrow night, the moon will guide you to the two brightest planets in the January evening sky – Jupiter and Mars. As darkness falls, look low in your west or southwest sky for the thin waxing crescent moon. That blazing point of light by the moon is the planet Jupiter. You can’t miss Jupiter – it’s far brighter than any star. The moon and Jupiter set shortly after full darkness falls ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – January 2, 2010

Earthsky Tonight – January 2, 2010

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Two major astronomical events are taking place today. First, our planet Earth is at perihelion – its closest point to the sun for the year. Second, tonight’s waning gibbous moon pairs up with a brilliant planet – the world next door – Mars. You can see Mars and the moon tonight from mid-evening until dawn. First, Earth’s perihelion – our closest point to the sun – today. It happens every year at ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – Moon near Gemini’s

Earthsky Tonight – Moon near Gemini’s stars

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Here is the moon again, in line with the the constellation Gemini’s brightest stars, Castor and Pollux, and not that far from the planet Mars. The moon will be even closer to Mars tomorrow night. Many people write to ask about the fact that, from Earth, we see only one side of the moon. The moon rotates about once a month, in contrast to the once-a-day rotation of our own planet ... Full Story

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