Monthly Archives: December 2011

Early morning viewing of Saturn.

The moon has waned into a crescent in the morning sky, and this morning it is in Virgo, near the planet Saturn. Around 4:00 AM look for the moon and to the upper left, Saturn.

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Can you find Curiosity’s Destination?

The last quarter moon rises around 1:30 this morning, below the stars of Leo. Look to the left of the moon for the reddish planet, Mars. In late November the Mars Science Laboratory, also known as the Curiosity Rover, began … Continue reading

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Geminid Meteor Shower

The waning gibbous moon rises around 9:30, and will interfere with the peak of the Geminid meteor shower tonight, but you may still see a few bright shooting stars. Let us know how many you see.

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What constellations can you find?

The moon is full tonight, rising in Taurus as the sun sets. It will light the sky, hiding faint stars so that it will be a little easier to pick out constellations. Download our winter star map and take it … Continue reading

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Look for the Moons of Jupiter

Face south after the sky has completely darkened, and look for the brightest point in the heavens. The steady light, even on a cold night when all the other stars seem to be twinkling indicates it is one of the … Continue reading

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