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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘supergiant’

Sky Tonight—May 17, Bright moon near the

Sky Tonight—May 17, Bright moon near the Scorpion’s Heart

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org The moon will look plenty full tonight, though it will really be a waning gibbous moon that lights the sky. Watch it rise in the southeast some time after sunset. The moon rides low above the horizon in mid-northern latitudes. If your southeastern horizon is rather cluttered, you might have to wait a few to several hours after sunset for the brilliant orb to clear any obstacles. Looking for a sky almanac? ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—February 14, Blue-white Rigel is at the

Sky Tonight—February 14, Blue-white Rigel is at the foot of Orion

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Jupiter is the dazzling object in the west after sunset The three sparkling blue-white stars of Orion’s Belt are easy to spot, even on this moonlit night. As viewed from this hemisphere, this compact line of stars can be found in the south to southeast sky at nightfall. Look in the southern sky at evening and the southwest sky later tonight. Chances are the pattern you will pick out will be ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—May 27: Full moon near the

Earthsky Tonight—May 27: Full moon near the Scorpion’s Heart

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The moon reaches its full phase tonight, but it rides low above the horizon for mid-northern latitudes. If your southeastern horizon is rather cluttered, you might have to wait 90 minutes after sunset for the brilliant orb to clear any obstacles. Once you have the moon well in sight, look about three lunar diameters (1.5 degrees) below it for a bright star. Tonight the moon pays a visit to Antares, the ruddy heart of the ... Full Story

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