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 | February 19, 2013
In late winter and spring 2013, use the Big Dipper to locate the brilliant stars the yellow-orange star Arcturus and the blue-white star Spica. You’ll find golden Saturn fairly close to Spica, as displayed on the above sky chart.