Tag: stars

July 6, 2021

A Planetary Dance in Twilight, and Beware of the Scorpion!

The Moon, Venus, and Mars hold court after sunset, and Scorpius graces the southern sky.

June 22, 2021

A Honey Moon, Apsides, and Mars Flies Through the Beehive

June's Full Moon, Earth at Aphelion, and what to look for as the nights get longer.

June 8, 2021

A Dawn Eclipse, Then a Jump Into the Whirlpool

An unusual dawn solar eclipse, and a journey to a splendid galaxy.

June 1, 2021

Seeing the Strongman's Stars

The constellation Hercules is a good measure of the darkness of the sky, and it has some really cool things to see.

May 18, 2021

A Lunar Eclipse...For Some of Us!

About half the nation gets a total lunar eclipse at dawn.

May 11, 2021

Something For Everyone on Astronomy Day

Astronomy Day is May 15. There are lots of things to see that evening.

May 4, 2021

Chasing Comet Bits and Distant Galaxies

A meteor shower courtesy of Halley's Comet, and a chance to view into the abyss.

April 27, 2021

Marking May Day

We explain the year's second "cross-quarter" day and peer into spring's brightest star.

April 20, 2021

Chasing Myths Around the Sky

What do Orion and Scorpius have in common?

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