Depending on the latitude, the time of equal light and equal darkness occurs during early February.
During the early evening hours of winter, the stars that shine from the southern sky are a sampler of the sky’s brightest stars.
In this commentary is a different idea about year-round daylight time, based on astronomical concepts for the mid-northern latitudes. Year-round or not, a different approach may yield better results.
The Celestial Scorpion glides across the southern sky during summer evenings.
The five bright planets – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter – are strung across the plane of the solar system from the east-northeast horizon to the southwest skyline. Simultaneously, five planets are visible.
This morning’s crescent moon joins Venus in the eastern sky. Four planets arch across the morning sky.
by Jeffrey L. Hunt As the moon moves toward its Full phase, the Classic Scorpion catches the lunar orb in its pincers. This evening the moon is 80% illuminated, as it is 9.8 days past the New phase. One hour… Read More ›
Brilliant Morning Star Venus shines brightly in the morning sky during 2020 and early 2021.
On December 21, 2020, in a close conjunction, Jupiter passes Saturn in the evening sky This is known as a Great Conjunction. Look toward the southwest about one hour after sunset. The bright “star” is Jupiter. Dimmer Saturn is immediately to the Giant Planet’s upper right.