Saturday, March 28, 2020

SKY GUY COMET ALERT!!!!! COMET ATLAS

Hey Space Placers!

We are SO OVERDUE for a decent - read visible to the unaided eye - comet in the Northern Hemisphere.

Maybe, just MAYBE, our wait is over.

Comet ATLAS has been brightening quite nicely and is currently visible in binoculars.

The comet is in the northern sky right now near the Big Dipper. See my star chart below.

Comet ATLAS Position 3/28/20 9 PM EDT 40 degrees N Latitude
Made with Sky Safari Pro
Greg Redfern
Astronomers will be monitoring the comet in the weeks to come and I will update you accordingly.

Sky Guy in CLOUDY FOR WEEKS!!!! VA

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

SKY GUY VIEWING ALERT!!!! MOON AND VENUS AFTER SUNSET 3/26-28

Hey Space Placers!

Around the world a young waxing crescent Moon will be joining brilliant and beautiful Venus in the western sky after sunset.

As an added bonus the Pleiades Star Cluster will form a celestial triangle with the Moon and Venus on the 28th.

Moon, Venus, Pleiades at dusk, March 25-28, 2020


Be sure to take a look and try taking a pic. Just point your camera at the duo and take a pic....see how it turns out and adjust. A tripod or bracing yourself against a tree or wall would help.

Sky Guy in VA Day 11


Monday, March 23, 2020

SOME STAY AT HOME SPACE RESOURCES

Hey Space Placers!


Around the world you should be staying at home to combat COVID-19.

Here are some space themed resources to help you pass the time:

Explore the Universe with NASA at Home

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AIR AND SPACE ANYWHERE





Sky Guy in VA Day 9

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

MY CORONAVIRUS ODYSSEY

Hey Space Placers!

I am back in the USA and in Day 3 of self-quarantine.

Here is my story.

Stay informed.

Stay safe.

Stay healthy.

Sky Guy in VA