Plus … the moon is farther from Earth tonight than it will be again until September 13, 2017.
Posts by Bruce McClure
The waxing crescent moon and the planet Mars still appear close together in the evening sky. The twosome will be found near the sunset point as darkness falls.
Mars and the moon appear near each other early this week, and they are closest tonight! Check them out as soon as darkness falls.
This month, Mars lights up early evening. Jupiter is out from midnight until dawn. Mercury and Saturn in sun’s glare in late November. Where is Venus?
Mars is the only planet easily visible as darkness falls in late November. Enjoy it near the moon early this week! More about Mars and other planets in this post.
2014 Geminid meteor shower will feature a last quarter moon. Some bright Geminids will withstand moonlight! Evenings December 12 and 13. Mornings December 13 and 14.
Peak viewing for the 2014 Geminid meteor shower will probably occur on from late evening December 13 through dawn on December 14.
Orion the Hunter is one of the easiest constellations to identify. Its most recognizable feature is a short, straight line of three medium-bright stars.
You’ve heard of the Big Dipper’s “pointer” stars? You can use them to find the star Capella, too.
Every year, the Big Dipper (Great Bear) descends to its lowest point in the sky on November evenings.