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, August 18 – 26
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      The waning Moon thins in the dawn as it heads down toward our line of sight to the Sun . . . Friday, August 18 • As dawn begins to break on Saturday morning the 19th, look for the waning Moon hanging under Venus low in the east, as shown here. Find... Read more »
  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, August 11 – 19
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    Venus is crossing Gemini this week. After a morning of Perseid-watching, how many of Gemini's stars can you see as you pack up in the beginnings of dawn? Friday, August 11 • The Perseid meteor shower, visible from the Northern Hemisphere, should be at its maximum late tonight and late Saturday night. The... Read more »
  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, August 4 – 12
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    The bright Moon tonight looks over the two iconic constellations of the southern evening sky in summer. Friday, August 4 • As soon as it's dark, look lower right of the bright Moon for the Teapot of Sagittarius. It's about the size of your fist at arm's length, tilting to pour to... Read more »