Over the weekend, the waxing crescent moon traveled east through Virgo and Libra. It passed the ring world Saturn on Saturday night and will meet up with two “red stars” in Scorpius tonight.
Look for the celestial trio of the moon, Mars and Antares lined straight up above the southwestern horizon at 8 tonight. The first “red star” that the 5-day-old waxing crescent moon will encounter is actually the planet Mars. The waxing crescent will sit about 5 degrees above the Red Planet and 8 degrees above Antares, the Scorpion’s bright red star.» › › Read the full article by clicking here » › ›
Autumn is under way in the Northern Hemisphere, and if you are an avid sky gazer you just might have noticed signs of the season’s change.
Many of the striking star groups and our beautiful Milky Way galaxy, which made for great stargazing on balmy summer evenings, are still visible in the western sky. But the appearance now of the brilliant star Capella ascending above the northeast horizon in the evening hours is a promise of the chillier nights to come.» › › Read the full article by clicking here » › ›