A lunar tetrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row – began a year ago. The next eclipse in this tetrad will take place on April 4, 2015.
Posts by Bruce McClure
The Winter Circle is an incredibly large star configuration made of very bright stars. Some people call it the Winter Hexagon.
At northern standstill on March 26, the moon is about 18 degrees north of the celestial equator. That places it high in Northern Hemisphere, low in Southern Hemisphere, skies.
Aldebaran is considered the fiery eye of the Bull in Taurus. Will you see it in the moon’s glare on the night of March 24?
As darkness falls on March 23, 2015, look westward for the waxing crescent moon shining above dazzling Venus and below the Pleiades star cluster.
From around the world on March 22, 2015, the young moon and dazzling planet Venus appear in the west after sunset.
How many of you will catch the young moon in the western twilight on March 21, and the zodiacal light after it gets really dark?
On the day of the equinox, the center of the sun would set about 12 hours after rising – given a level horizon, as at sea, and no atmospheric refraction.
How can the sun rise due east and set due west – as seen from the entire globe – on the day of the March equinox? An explanation, plus charts and diagrams, here.