Daylight Moon Did you know you can see the moon during daytime? The moon is definitely bright enough to see during the day, but we usually don’t think to look for it. Probably the best time to see the moon in the day is when it is near one of its “quarter” phases–specifically, when just… Read More Skywatching: September 25-26
This image, “Guiding Light to the Stars,” by Mark Gee won the Royal Museums Greenwich Astronomy Photographer of the Year award in the category “Earth and Space.” Check out their site for all the winners.
Venus and Saturn Venus and Saturn are close together after sunset this week, but you will need a clear western horizon to see them. As I mentioned earlier, Venus and Saturn are about to leave the evening sky. This week, however, you might be able to see them both as they are close together in… Read More Skywatching: September 17-19
September is a great month for viewing the stars of the so-called Summer Triangle: Vega, Deneb, and Altair. Vega is the brightest of the three and is almost directly overhead in the early evening. Deneb is slightly less bright than Vega, but it is also almost overhead. Deneb is the brightest star in the constellation… Read More September Challenge: The Swan
And here is a beautiful video of aurora in Iceland:
io9 presents a beautiful photo of the Northern Lights taken from Canada by photographer Yuichi Takasaka.