The intriguing cycle of closest and farthest moons. Includes dates for 2015’s 13 perigees (closest points) and 13 apogees (farthest points).
Posts by Bruce McClure
The constellation Scorpius is easy to find. It looks like its namesake.
Want to know the dates of Blue Moons – second full moons within a single calendar month – for the years ahead? Click here.
The first of two July 2015 full moons comes tonight. The second July full moon – aka a Blue Moon – will come on July 31.
Venus and Jupiter! Wow! And there’s so much more to come …
All five visible planets will appear together in the morning sky early next year – from about January 20 to February 20, 2016. That hasn’t happened since 2005.
On June 30 and July 1, 2015, look for the sky’s brightest and second-brightest planets to stage their closest conjunction until August, 2016.
On June 29, moon is near star Antares. Also, look west for Jupiter and Venus! They are spectacular now and just one day away from their conjunction.
That bright golden “star” near the moon on June 28, 2015 is really the planet Saturn. Come to know it now, and enjoy it in the nights ahead.
Yes, the June solstice marked the longest day for the N. Hemisphere. But the latest sunset always comes a week or so later.