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Scutum has only has 4 stars that make up the constellation outline, but it’s noticeable in a dark sky because a rich region of the Milky Way is behind it.
They’re the reason it’s fun to begin watching for meteors in late July. The Delta Aquarid shower is long and rambling and overlaps with the Perseids.
Corona Borealis looks like the letter C. A dark sky is best for seeing this faint semi-circle of stars.
One of the prettiest stories in all skylore surrounds this star. “On the 7th night of the 7th moon … “
You might know that the sun enters the sign of Cancer every year at the June solstice. It enters the constellation Cancer a month later, on or near July 20.
Look in the east for the brightest starlike object in the sky. That’ll be Venus. Aldebaran is the bright star nearby. The moon will be passing through the next few mornings!
The star Deneb in its constellation Cygnus the Swan are part of the famous Summer Triangle.
In the east, after dark on July evenings, look for the bright star Altair fairly close to the horizon. Altair is the brightest star in the constellation Aquila.
The sun passes in front of Ophiuchus each year from November 29 to December 17.
Whether you’re a beginning stargazer or a veteran of thousands of starry nights, binoculars can be your best friend.
The Scorpion in the sky and in mythology.
If you have a dark sky, look for them. They may well be the finest star clusters visible at this time of year.
You need a dark country sky to see these 3 small constellations: Vulpecula the Fox, Delphinus the Dolphin and Sagitta the Arrow.
Meet Rastaban and Eltanin – lovely, romantic names for Dragon stars! These 2 stars represent the Eyes of the Dragon.
Draw a line through the Big Dipper pointer stars to find Polaris the North Star. If your sky is dark, also look for Thuban in the Tail of Draco the Dragon.
Fullest moon comes July 9 at 4:07 UTC, and the fullest moon for Asia is July 9. But, for us in the Americas, the moon appears fullest tonight.
Golden Saturn, 6th planet outward from the sun, is the farthest world you can see easily with the unaided eye. Antares is a bright, reddish star.
Want to identify Saturn, jewel of our solar system? July 6, 2017 is a great night for it, because this planet is near the moon. The star Antares is also nearby.
On summer evenings, look for this star pattern in the east, sideways to the horizon.
What, what? Strange as it may seem, the moon’s dark side is its Earth-facing side.
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