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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Scorpis’

Earthsky Tonight—July 22, Shaula and Lesath near the

Earthsky Tonight—July 22, Shaula and Lesath near the moon

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org If you can see Antares and the moon – and if your sky is unobstructed in the direction toward the southern horizon – you might be able to pick out a graceful looping stream of stars, despite the moonlit glare. These stars represent the Scorpion’s curved Tail. They are the reason Scorpius has been identified as a Scorpion by stargazers. Now notice two stars in the Scorpion’s Tail, Shaula and Lesath. Together, these ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—July 21,Moon and Antares even

Earthsky Tonight—July 21,Moon and Antares even closer today

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The southernmost constellation of the Zodiac – Scorpius the Scorpion – lurks low in the evening sky tonight. You can recognize it easily because the moon is moving through this part of the sky. You will find tonight’s moon near Antares, the star that represents the Scorpion’s Heart. From the perspective of mid-northern latitudes, the Scorpion comes up in the southeast in evening twilight now and skitters near the ... Full Story

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