If Earth is a car, and we now look out of the rear window, Continue reading “Where Earth is heading From”
The Moon on its way out into December’s evening sky passes as many as six planets in as many days (if you count Pluto as a planet).
There is a grouping – two bright objects plus a geometrical abstraction – to be seen in the night between Sunday and Monday, November 20/21: the Moon, the star Regulus, and the Earth’s direction of travel.
Here is a diagram I made for Continue reading “Leonids and the lingering Moon”
This Monday November 14, the Moon
The crescent Moon will make a show with distant Jupiter, low over the sunset horizon on Friday, August 5.
And there is, in a sense, a third body in this line-up, a human-made one called Juno. Continue reading “Jupiter closely touched by two”
The Moon – like me and like the United States – celebrated its birthday on Continue reading “A lamp to tell you where you are”
New Moon today. Continue reading “New and Near”
For the first of 13 times this year, the Moon will on Tuesday-Wednesday night (Jan. 19/20) pass so close to Aldebaran that it occults (hides) the great “eye of the Bull.”
The Moon comes out of hiding.