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Little constellations typically have very distinctive shapes. That’s true of Delphinus the Dolphin and Sagitta the Arrow.
Alphecca. Gemma. Alpha Coronae Borealis or simply Alpha Cor Bor. They’re all names for one star – the brightest star in the constellation Northern Crown.
Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer is one constellation that looks to me like what it’s supposed to be: a big guy holding a snake.
Look for the waning gibbous moon late at night. It might look strangely oblong. Or look for it in the west in early morning, floating against the pale blue sky.
If you’re around 40 degrees N. latitude, expect your evening twilight to last latest at night, for this year, around June 24.
Tonight, a tribute to the Southern Cross, also known as the constellation Crux, for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere.
In the days after every full moon, a daytime moon appears in the west after sunrise, in a blue sky. Watch for it.
Here’s a natural phenomenon you might never have imagined. That is, the sun actually sets more slowly around the time of a solstice.
Some quick info that’ll help you connect with nature on this special day, June solstice 2016!
You know it when you see it, but what makes a full moon full?
Venus returning to evening twilight