Welcome to Winter Preview, a series of posts that highlights sights that can be seen in the winter skies. The constellation of Taurus, the bull, is home to the most famous star cluster in the skies, the Pleiades, also known as the “Seven Sisters” (in Japan, “Subaru”), though most people can only see six stars… Read More Winter Preview: The Bull and the Sisters
In October, NASA released this HD video of Jupiter based on new imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope. Jupiter is in fine view in the morning sky, high in the east before dawn.
Skywatching: November 6-7 In case you haven’t been able to check out the morning grouping of Venus, Jupiter, and Mars yet this week, there is still time. In fact, tomorrow morning, the waning crescent Moon joins the group, near Venus and Mars. The best time is before 5:45 am CST; by 6:00 am, the dawn… Read More Wake Up Early for Planets, Continued
Skywatching: November 3-5 All the planetary action this month is in the morning sky. On Tuesday morning, Venus will appear right next to Mars in the eastern sky before dawn. Look for the brightest point of light you can see in the eastern sky before dawn; that is Venus. Orange-colored Mars will be right next to… Read More Wake Up Early for Planets!