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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Scorpius’

Earthsky Tonight — April 2, 2010: Moon and Scorpius

Earthsky Tonight — April 2, 2010: Moon and Scorpius rise after Orion sets

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Here is the waning gibbous moon near the star Antares in the southeast sky shortly after midnight on April 3. If you are looking for the moon on the evening of April 2, you won’t find it. The moon will not rise tonight until after the middle of the night – at about the same time that the constellation Orion’s bright star Betelgeuse sets in the west. Tonight, from about one after midnight until dawn, the ... 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

Earthsky Tonight — March 6, 2010: Last quarter moon

Earthsky Tonight — March 6, 2010: Last quarter moon near red star Antares

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org If you are an early riser, look out a south-facing window on the morning of March 7 (Sunday) to see a lovely last quarter moon in front of the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. The reddish star near the moon is Antares, considered the Scorpion’s ruby Heart. Antares is a red supergiant star, located roughly opposite in the sky to another famous red supergiant star, Betelgeuse in the constellation Orion the Hunter. ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight, February 7, 2010: Scorpion’s

Earthsky Tonight, February 7, 2010: Scorpion’s stinger stars an early harbinger of spring

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Will you see the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion’s stinger stars below the waning crescent moon in the cold dawn tomorrow? You’ll need a clear, unobstructed view to the southeast to spot the stinger stars – Shaula and Lesath – flickering by the horizon. If you can’t spot these stars tomorrow, try again later this month. The stars at the end of the Scorpion’s tail are also known as the Cat’s ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight, February 6, 2010 Moon and star

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org If you’re an early riser, you can see the waning crescent moon next to the star Antares during the dawn and predawn hours on Sunday, February 7. Look in the south to southeast sky for this shining couple an hour or so before sunrise. Antares is the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. In our northern hemisphere, Antares is considered a summertime star, because it’s during the summer months that ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight, January 10, 2010: Moon by

Earthsky Tonight, January 10, 2010: Moon by Scorpion’s heart

Monday morning – an hour or two before sunrise – the moon will shine right next the heart star of the constellation Scorpius. Find the waning crescent moon in the southeastern sky. Then look for the nearby reddish star. If you can’t see Scorpion’s heart with the eye alone, try binoculars. That is Antares, the brightest star in Scorpius. This ruddy gem represents the Scorpion’s beating heart. Antares is not as red as a fire engine or a tomato. To me, it is more like ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – Jan 09 2010 Legend of the

Earthsky Tonight – Jan 09 2010 Legend of the celestial Hunter and Scorpion

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org At this time of year, Orion the Hunter is rising in the east-southeast in early evening. Notice its short, straight row of three medium-bright stars. These stars represent Orion’s Belt. On old sky maps, Orion is holding up a shield, fending off the constellation Taurus the Bull, which rose earlier. In the lore of the sky, Orion is also connected to the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion, which – at this time ... Full Story

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