If you don’t know what an opposition means in astronomy, here is a short explanation. When an object is in opposition in astronomy, it means it is directly opposite our Sun from Earth. A good example is the Full Moon, where the Moon is close to being directly in opposition, hence why it shows a fully lit face back to Earth. A planetary opposition is when our Sun, Earth and any given outer planet are directly in line with each other. This applies for every Superior Planet, a planet that has an orbit outside of Earth’s. Therefore, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, … Continue reading Oppositions

Top 5 Astronomical Annoyances

Being a passionate astronomer, even at an amateur hobbyist level, means one wants to make the time to gaze at the night sky. When one wants to share their passion or introduce it to eagerly interested people, especially children, it can be quite a chore trying to plan such an outing that works for the non-astronomer. The following are the Top 5 Astronomical Annoyances we all have to deal with. Continue reading Top 5 Astronomical Annoyances