Tuesday, April 02, 2024

Today: Just after the sun dips below the horizon, between about 7:45 and 8:15 PM, the fading twilight will afford a last fleeting glimpse of the planet Mercury, along the horizon just north of west. Mercury’s proximity to the sun means that it’s rarely visible, being...

Monday, April 01, 2024

Today: If you can flesh-out the constellation Sagittarius in your mind, then look low in the southeastern sky late tonight, between about 4:00 and 5:00 AM. It looks like Sagittarius will load the half moon into his bow, and will shoot it off the right. This is in fact...

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Today: Orion is now slipping slowly into the southwest, found about one third of the way up from the horizon around 8:30 PM EST this evening. The bright star below his three belt stars, Rigel, remains distinct. A stellar powerhouse, Rigel generates 120,000 times more...

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Today: Is March going out like a lion? Leo the Lion continues to climb higher in the March evening skies. Its brightest star – Regulus – is more than half way above the southeast horizon at 8:30 PM EDT. Looking above and left of Regulus, the stars form a curve like...

Friday, March 29, 2024

Today: Just after midnight, a waning Gibbous Moon climbs into the southeast, followed quickly by the red star Antares, the “heart” of the Scorpion. Through the wee hours of the morning, the pair slides low through the southern skies, cresting due south at...