This Week’s Sky at a Glance

This Week’s Sky at a Glance 2016-10-12T10:34:36+00:00

This Week’s Sky at a Glance

  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, October 13 – 21
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      The waning crescent Moon occults Regulus for most of the US on the morning of the 15th (see the entry for the 14th at left). Then the Moon descends day by day toward Mars and Venus. These scenes are drawn exact for the middle of North America. (In Europe, move... Read more »
  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, October 6 – 14
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      Can you still spot Antares twinkling to the lower right of Saturn this week? They're 14° apart, almost a fist and a half at arm's length. On the morning of October 7th, two days after their conjunction, Venus and Mars are still just 1.1° apart. After occulting Regulus on the morning of... Read more »
  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, September 29 – October 7
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      Low in the eastern dawn, big macho Venus is closing in on delicate little Mars. Closest! And on down goes Venus. Friday, September 29 • As the stars come out in late twilight, look high above the Moon for Altair. Once the sky is dark, examine the sky upper left of Altair for dim little... Read more »