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Bruce McClure

Winter Circle before dawn in late summer

The majestic Winter Circle isnt' a constellation. It's an asterism, in this case a giant star figure made of bright stars from many constellations.

Farthest quarter moon on August 30

In August 2021, the year's farthest quarter moon occurs as the moon reaches last quarter and closest lunar apogee at nearly the same time.

Wild Duck Cluster, M11, in Scutum

The Wild Duck Cluster, also known as M11, is an open star cluster in the constellation Scutum that appears best through binoculars or a telescope.

Andromeda galaxy: All you need to know

The Andromeda galaxy is the closest big galaxy to our Milky Way. At 2.5 million light-years, it's the most distant thing you can see with the eye alone.

Sun-Regulus in conjunction August 23

Sun-Regulus in conjunction August 23, 2021. But you won't see Regulus around this time. It travels across the sky with the sun in the daytime.

We’ll have a Blue Moon this weekend

The 2nd of 2 full moons in a calendar month? Or 3rd of 4 full moons in a single season? How can both of them be a Blue Moon?

Blue Moon, Saturn, Jupiter August 19 to 22

Blue Moon, Saturn, Jupiter visible near one another this upcoming weekend, August 19 to 22, 2021. Watch for these worlds in your sky.

2021’s closest planetary conjunction is August 19

2021’s closest planetary conjunction favors Southern Hemisphere The closest conjunction of two planets for 2021 happens on August 19 at...

Capricornus? Here’s your constellation

Capricornus the Sea-goat can be spotted in September and October formed by stars that take the shape of an arrowhead. One Messier object, M30, is found within.

Born under the sign of Ophiuchus?

Born between November 29 and December 18? Then the sun passes in front of Ophiuchus on your birthday. Here's how to spot Ophiuchus in the sky.