Achernar – also known as Alpha Eridani – is the 9th brightest star in Earth’s sky and the flattest star known.
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It means the best time to look for Jupiter is just ahead. Plus don’t miss the planet Venus in the west after sunset. The waxing crescent moon is still nearby.
In late October 2013, see the planets Venus, Jupiter and Mars. Although no major meteor shower is happening tonight, you might also watch for sporadic meteors.
It’s true there is a far side of the moon – a side that remains hidden from Earth. But the moon doesn’t have a permanent dark side.
Come to know this star and be one step further along the path of finding the Andromeda galaxy.
October 7 and 8, 2013 present two chances for seeing Venus in daylight, because the moon appears near this planet.
Fomalhaut is sometimes called the Loneliest Star. Its planet Fomalhaut b was the first beyond our solar system to be visible to the human eye.
You can find the North Star, Polaris, using the two outermost stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper.
61 Cygni is not bright. But it moves exceptionally rapidly against the background of more distant stars. Its motion reveals its nearness to Earth.
Deneb is one of the most distant stars you will see with your eye alone. That’s because it’s one of the most luminous stars in the Milky Way galaxy.