April 2020 will have a moderate meteor shower, the Lyrids on the 22nd, and a week before, early morning sky watchers will have a photographic opportunity! First Quarter Moon: April 1 Full Moon (Pink Moon): April 8 Last Quarter Moon: April 14 … Continue reading April 2020 Sky Report
We were practicing social distancing before the government told us to! Continue reading Why Astronomy is a Social Distancing Activity
2020 Planetary Dance Party! Continue reading Look Up! Planetary Dance From March 18 – April 7 PLUS TWO Conjunctions!
More like “Dark Sky Robbing Time!” Continue reading Why Astronomers HATE Daylight Savings Time
This month has nothing rare or anything to lose sleep over, except Daylight Savings Time on March 8 will literally make you lose an hour! Continue reading March 2020 Sky Report
You definitely don’t want to miss this one! Continue reading LOOK UP! Moon to Block Mars Morning of February 18!
February 17-20 will have cool things to check out in the early morning skies, plus a rare event on the 18th! Early morning sky watchers will be treated to a dance between three planets and the Moon from February 17-20. Around 5:30 am local time, looking towards the southwest before sunset, you can see Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn forming a tight line, with the moon moving and appearing each morning next to a different planet on the 18th, 19th, and 20th. This is a good demonstration on how the Moon appears to move along the ecliptic, and how it often … Continue reading Look Up! Three Planets & Moon PLUS Mars-Moon Occultation! February 17-20
What I constantly have to explain to casual beginners. Continue reading Things That are Common Sense To Astronomers but not to Normal People
February will continue the trend of the bright planets putting on a show in the morning. If you’re in California on February 18, you’ll definitely want to check out what happens that morning! First Quarter Moon: February 2 Full Moon (Snow Moon): February 9 Last Quarter Moon: February 15 New Moon: February 23 Featured Constellation Canis Major Latin for “Great Dog,” this constellation is easy to spot thanks to the brightest star in the night sky known as Sirius, which in turn is also nicknamed “the Dog Star.” This bright blue star is often mistaken for a planet, and it’s only bright by … Continue reading February 2020 Sky Report
If anyone tries using Polaris or the stars as proof of a flat earth, here is how you can illustrate how WRONG they are! Continue reading The Stars: The Biggest Case AGAINST a Flat Earth