In late August 2015, you can catch Venus climbing above the eastern horizon an hour before sunrise – if you have an unobstructed eastern horizon and clear sky.
Posts by Bruce McClure
The next Blue Moon will be on May 21, 2016. It’s a seasonal Blue Moon, the third of four full moons between the March equinox and the June solstice of 2016.
The zodiacal light is an eerie light extending up from the horizon. No matter where you are on Earth, springtime or autumn is the best time to see it.
Two stars make up the Stinger of the celestial Scorpion. They are called Shaula and Lesath.
No matter where you live worldwide, look for the moon as evening falls on August 22. It’ll appear half-illuminated, shining near the star Antares and the planet Saturn.
Tonight and in the next few evenings, the moon is sweeping past the bright planet Saturn and bright red star Antares.
This is a good time to look for Ophiuchus in your sky. Plus, some deep-sky treasures it contains.
Bright star near the moon on August 19 is Spica in the constellation Virgo. This blue-white gem of a star is some 1,900 times more luminous than our sun.
The Summer Triangle is a fixture of summer skies. Its three stars are Vega, Deneb and Altair.
Some stargazers star-hop to the Andromeda galaxy via the W-shaped constellation, Cassiopeia. Try it!