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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Scorpion’s Stinger’

Sky Tonight—March 24, Predawn moon near the

Sky Tonight—March 24, Predawn moon near the Scorpion’s Stinger

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org On the morning of Friday, March 25, 2011, the waning gibbous moon helps you to locate the two “tail-end” stars of the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. These two very noticeable stars – called Shaula and Lesath – are often shown on old star maps at the tip of the Scorpion’s stinger. Shaula and Lesath mean raised tail and stinger respectively in Arabic, although there is some controversy over ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — March 7, 2010: Predawn moon

Earthsky Tonight — March 7, 2010: Predawn moon points out Scorpion’s Stinger

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org On the morning of March 8 (Monday), the rather wide waning crescent moon helps you to locate the two stars in the tail of the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. These two very noticeable stars – called Shaula and Lesath – are often shown on old star maps at the tip of the Scorpion’s Stinger. These star names mean raised tail and stinger respectively in Arabic, although there is some controversy over the origin of ... Full Story

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