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, June 23 – July 1
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      Binoculars will help you pick out Pollux and Castor to the right of the crescent Moon low in bright twilight on Sunday evening the 25th. Their visibility in a bright sky is exaggerated here. Two days later the thickening Moon passes Regulus . . . . . .and then on the 30th... Read more »
  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, June 16 – 24
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      Friday, June 16 • By the time it's fully dark this week, Altair is shining well up in the east. A finger-width above it or to its upper left is its little sidekick Tarazed (Gamma Aquilae), actually an orange giant that's far in the background. Altair is 17 light-years from us;... Read more »
  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, June 9 – 17
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      Saturn and the Moon are both close to the opposition point in the sky on Friday night June 9th. Friday, June 9 • This evening, look for Saturn a few degrees to the right of the just-past-full Moon. This is a "minimoon": it's currently near apogee. Can you really see that the... Read more »