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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Young Moon tonight’

EarthSky Tonight—Young moon and Mercury after sunset

EarthSky Tonight—Young moon and Mercury after sunset

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Can you find the slim waxing crescent moon and planet Mercury after sunset this evening? It will be a major sky-watching challenge. Binoculars can help you search, although both worlds are actually visible to the unaided eye in a clear sky shortly after sunset. To see the planets, find a level horizon in the direction of sunset. The moon and Mercury will pop out close to the southwest horizon some 35 to ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—December 6, Winter Circle up by

EarthSky Tonight—December 6, Winter Circle up by late evening

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org You will have to stay up until 9 or 10 p.m. tonight to see the exceptionally brilliant and huge Winter Circle filling up the eastern portion of sky. This famous sky pattern is not a constellation. It is an asterism: a noticeable pattern on the sky’s dome. In this case, the pattern is made of the brightest stars of winter, in many different constellations. From a dark sky, you will see the Milky Way’s ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 8, Young moon easier to spot

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 8, Young moon easier to spot after sunset on November 8

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The young waxing crescent moon should be much easier to spot after sunset this evening than it was yesterday. Yesterday, the moon shone closer to the setting sun, so the moon followed the sunbeneath the horizon shortly after sundown. Tonight’s moon will be higher in the sky and will stay out longer after sunset. From our mid-northern latitudes, the lunar crescent sits low in the southwest sky at dusk and nightfall. ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Tonight Nov 7, Can you see the

EarthSky Tonight—Tonight Nov 7, Can you see the young moon?

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Bright object in the southeast on November evenings? It’s the planet Jupiter Will you catch the young moon slip in and out of the twilight dusk after sunset tonight? You might, if you live at mid-northern latitudes or farther south in North America. At mid-northern latitudes in Europe and Asia, you will have to wait until after sunset Monday. However, all latitudes south of the equator have a decent chance of spotting ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—July 13, Young moon, Mercury sit

Earthsky Tonight—July 13, Young moon, Mercury sit close to horizon after sunset

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Our sky chart shows the sky for mid-northern North American latitudes at about 45 minutes after sunset. If you have a level horizon and crystal-clear skies, you might catch the thin waxing crescent moon and the planet Mercury next to the horizon. Mercury sets about one hour after the sun and the moon sets about one hour and 15 minutes after. So, they’ll be hard to catch in the twilight glare. Try binoculars! Looking for ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight— July 12, Summer Triangle: Vega and

Earthsky Tonight— July 12, Summer Triangle: Vega and its constellation Lyra

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Look eastward this evening, and it’s hard to miss the season’s signature star formation, called the Summer Triangle. Its stars — Vega, Deneb and Altair — are the first three to light up the eastern half of sky after sunset, and their bright and sparkling radiance is even visible from light-polluted cities. Try looking first for the most prominent star in the eastern sky, which is Vega in the constellation Lyra the ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—June 14: Young moon and Venus in

Earthsky Tonight—June 14: Young moon and Venus in west after sunset

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Tonight, the slender waxing crescent moon lodges close to the planet Venus. This dazzling world ranks as the third brightest celestial body in all the heavens, after the sun and moon. As seen from both the northern and southern hemispheres, Venus will set beneath the west-northwest horizon about 2.5 hours after sunset. Our chart shows the sky as it looks from mid-northern latitudes in North America. From almost ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—May 14, 2010 Spot the young moon

Earthsky Tonight—May 14, 2010 Spot the young moon below Venus

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Do you have a clear evening sky – unobstructed by trees, tall buildings, or any sort of haze? Then look near the western horizon, shortly after sunset Friday evening, May 14, for a very young waxing crescent moon. If you cannot see the whisker-thin lunar crescent with your eye at first, try scanning with binoculars along the western horizon, in the darkening twilight. Then, once you spot the moon, set the binoculars ... Full Story

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