You might spot it after sunrise on April 30, high in the sky. Did you know a last quarter moon is slightly fainter than a first quarter moon? Learn why here.
Posts by Bruce McClure
You can’t miss Jupiter, brightest starlike object each evening. It’s now crossing your local meridian in mid-evening. Good time to aim binoculars its way!
Omega Centauri is the largest and finest star cluster visible to the eye alone from the Northern Hemisphere. Let the star Spica help you find it.
The 2 meteor showers spawned by the famous Comet Halley. And a word about Isaac Newton’s Vis-viva equation, his poetic rendition of instantaneous motion.
In 2016, Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks on mornings of May 5 and 6. How to watch, history, radiant point, what part of Earth is favored, here.
Moon is still moving past 2 planets and a bright star, Antares in the constellation Scorpius. Learn why this constellation is never in the sky with Orion.
And so does the planet Saturn and the star Antares. All 4 objects are together in the sky … but Mars is the one to watch!
As Earth spins under the sky, the stars appear to move. When a camera captures that movement, that’s called a star trail. Plus … an astrophotographer explains how he does it.
A list of major meteor showers in 2016. Next one up: the Eta Aquarids. Peak mornings May 5 and 6, but it’s a broad peak … watch several mornings around peak dates.
Starting around April 24, and in the coming few mornings, look for the daytime moon in the west after sunrise.