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Scott Levine

Spring Triangle rises late at night, heralding the season

As the Northern Hemisphere enters spring, look for the spring triangle rising in the east, made up of bright beacons from three prominent constellations.

The ecliptic is the sun’s path in our sky

The ecliptic is the path the sun takes across our sky. It's the Earth-sun plane, and, more or less, the plane of our solar system.

What is an opposition?

Opposition is when Earth passes directly between the sun and an outer planet, placing the outer planet on the opposite side of the sun as seen from our sky.

A conjunction happens when 2 worlds meet

When you hear the word "conjunction" in astronomy, you know it means 2 objects close together on our sky's dome. Learn more about conjunctions.