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Deneb is the northernmost star in the Summer Triangle asterism. Its constellation Cygnus the Swan flies along the starlit trail of the Milky Way.
The Summer Triangle consists of three bright stars in three different constellations. The brightest is Vega in the constellation Lyra.
One of the prettiest stories in all skylore surrounds this star. “On the 7th night of the 7th moon … “
You may know that the sun enters the sign Cancer every year at the June solstice. The sun enters the constellation Cancer a month later, on or near July 20.
You know it when you see it, but what makes a full moon full?
We in North America won’t see the moon at the instant that it turns full at 2257 UTC (5:57 p.m. CDT). But just wait for sunset … and moonrise.
Strange as it may seem, the moon’s dark side is its near side.
Sure, the moon’s glare will obscure our view the stars tonight. Still, a glance up at tonight’s moon is a look in direction to the center of our galaxy.
You might notice a waxing gibbous moon in the afternoon in the next few days. It’ll be ascending in the east as the sun is descending in the west.
These two famous stars shine down from the northern sky. Eltanin and Rastaban represent the fiery Eyes of the constellation Draco the Dragon.
Earth’s shadow, sea and land