Bruce McClure has served as lead writer for EarthSky's popular Tonight pages since 2004. He's a sundial aficionado, whose love for the heavens has taken him to Lake Titicaca in Bolivia and sailing in the North Atlantic, where he earned his celestial navigation certificate through the School of Ocean Sailing and Navigation. He also writes and hosts public astronomy programs and planetarium programs in and around his home in upstate New York.
By Bruce McClure in | July 25, 2012
The Winter Circle as seen from the Northern Hemisphere in 2012, when Jupiter was near the star Aldebaran. In 2013, Jupiter shines rather close to the Gemini stars, Castor and Pollux.