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June 2012 Stargazing, Part 2

In June 2012 Stargazing Part 1, we looked at the Summer Triangle constellations and the shifting position of the northern-sky constellations. Today we will look at the southern view, and consider Sagittarius, Scorpius, Libra, Ophiuchus, and Serpens. 599 more words


June 2012 Stargazing, Part 1

In this guide to the June sky, I am focusing on the north and east views of mid-northern latitudes.

Looking east, the Summer Triangle is up by 10 or 11 p.m. 669 more words


Sagittarius, The Little Teapot

Today let us pause a moment to observe the passing of Sagittarius from due south in our night sky. The Friday, September 23 entry from… 400 more words

Astronomy Activities

The Summer Triangle

The first day of summer is June 21, just about two weeks away. The Summer Triangle now appears in the east at dusk. Made of three bright stars from three different constellations, the Summer Triangle can be picked out when the brightest stars are appearing after sunset, so it can be an easy target for young astronomers just starting to learn their stars in the summer months. 198 more words

Observing Without A Telescope