Saturday, April 7, 2012

Get Outside Tonight!

Hey Space Placers!

Been caught up in work the past few days - pretty hectic. Took some quality time last night to enjoy the sky and I look forward to doing the same tonight - might even get the telescope out.

Last night's Full Moon was a sight to behold as it rose and I LOVE how the world looks in full takes on a whole different perspective. You can see so much detail in the white and black moonlit landscape.

Tonight the Moon will almost be full again and will have Saturn to the upper right with Spica next to Saturn.

In the west as dusk darkens is Venus and to the lower of the Evening Star is Jupiter.

The winter constellations are well on their way towards the western horizon and the brightest star in the night sky, Sirius, blazes away like a diamond in the sky in the south west.

Orange Mars is still bright high in the south.

The bright reddish-orange star you see in the east as it gets fully dark is Arcturus - the star of spring.

Vega rises in the northeast at 11 p.m. to herald the going of summer.

Get out and enjoy the sights of the sky tonight as there is plenty to see and enjoy.

Venus, Jupiter, Aldebaran and the Pleiades at dusk

Sky Guy in VA

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