Welcome to Winter Preview, a series of posts that highlights sights that can be seen in the winter skies. The constellation Auriga is one of those that looks nothing like what it is named. Auriga is the Charioteer, but you’d have to have a very active imagination to see a chariot in its vaguely pentagon-like… Read More Winter Preview: Half a Charioteer
Venus and Jupiter, on the evening of June 30, 2015, as seen from an alley in my neighborhood in Chicago. Tonight and tomorrow night (July 1) the two planets are closer together in the sky than the width of the Full Moon.
I captured this image this morning (November 21) at sunrise. Can you find the Moon? It is a waning crescent Moon just one day before New Moon! It was extremely difficult to spot, even though the seeing conditions were excellent, and thanks to Lake Michigan, I had an unobstructed Eastern horizon. Very thin crescent moons… Read More Can You Spot the Moon?