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Sky Tonight—May 2, Follow the arc to the star

Sky Tonight—May 2, Follow the arc to the star Arcturus in May

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org It is now the perfect time to look outside in the evening and learn a phrase useful to sky watchers. The phrase is: ‘follow the arc to Arcturus.’ First, locate the Big Dipper asterism in the northeastern sky. Then draw an imaginary line following the curve in the Dipper’s handle until you come to a bright orange star. This star is Arcturus in the constellation Bootes, known in skylore as the ‘bear ... Full Story

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