First of all, this blog and the image below are courtesy of a favorite astronomy site of mine, EarthSky.org. This site is downright terrific and was the inspiration for this blog, and it has graciously allowed me to use many skymaps in previous posts as well as this one. This site is an absolutely fantastic source for all sorts of information about the field of science in general. I suggest and plead that you browse the site.
A co-worker of mine pointed out a stunning celestial arrangement to me. To see this grouping of "stars," you need to wake up very early in the morning and look east before the summer sun brightens the sky too much.
I called them "stars" above because what you are actually seeing is the two brightest planets in sky basically right on top of each other. Please see the image below.
If you are an early riser, you will be lucky to be able to see this sight. And if you aren't, set your alarm clock and take advantage of the "cool" temperatures at this time of day to see a beautiful sight!
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A penumbral eclipse of the Moon will occur later this month
Solar wind? What is it?
The whats, wheres and whens of the upcoming meteor shower. Viewing conditions in the northeastern United States should be terrific with very little in the way of cloudiness and the moon in the waning crescent phase.
We will keeping an Eye on Comet ISON here at AccuWeather Astronomy as 2013 goes on
Light pollution is a major problem for all astronomers. What can we do about it?
An Interesting Idea and something to look for this Saturday night!