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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Pollux’

Earthsky Tonight, January 23, 2010: Moon in front of

Earthsky Tonight, January 23, 2010: Moon in front of Aries the Ram

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Tonight, the waxing gibbous moon shines in front of the constellation Aries the Ram. At nightfall, you’ll find the moon high in your southern sky, and the three stars outlining the head of the Ram to the upper right of the moon. These Aries’ stars are Hamal, Sheratan and Mesarthim. Hamal is the brightest of these three stars, though none is a particularly bright. No doubt, the moonlit glare will tarnish the ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight, January 21, 2010: Identify the stars

Earthsky Tonight, January 21, 2010: Identify the stars of the Winter Circle

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Tonight’s chart covers a wider area of sky than what we typically show. It’s in answer to a reader in Nashville, who wrote, I’ve heard mention of the Winter Circle of Stars. Could you list the stars in this circle? You will find these stars at this time of year by looking east-southeast in early-mid evening. Again, this is a large pattern and covers a wide area of sky, but as always it’s easiest to ... 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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