Tonight presents a bright moon and another night for the 2013 Lyrid meteor shower. Watch late night April 22 to dawn April 23. No meteors? Check out Lyra the Harp!
Posts by Larry Sessions
A clump of faint stars trailing the constellation Leo once represented the Lion’s tail – but now these stars are known as a queen’s beautiful hair.
If you’re in the U.S., you must be at about New Orleans’ latitude to glimpse it. From the southern hemisphere, Mimosa is a prominent and beloved star.
Blue Acrux shines as the brightest star in the constellation Crux the Southern Cross.
A rundown of space objects visible under the right conditions to the unaided human eye during the day.
Procyon – in Canis Minor the Lesser Dog – actually means “before the dog.” That’s because it rises into the sky shortly before the Dog Star Sirius in Canis Major.
Two stars noticeable for being bright and close together might be Castor and Pollux of the Gemini Twins constellation.
From southerly latitudes, you’ll easily find Canopus on February evenings. Look southward below brilliant Sirius. Canopus is our second-brightest star.
We see Capella as the brightest star in the constellation Auriga the Charioteer. It is really two stars, each with a golden color similar to our sun.
We could not live as close to Rigel as we live to our sun, because Rigel is nearly twice as hot – and about 40,000 times brighter – than our local star.