In the night between November 30 and December 1, Mars and Jupiter will be at heliocentric conjunction. Is that interesting?
Here is the scene tomorrow evening, Wednesday Nov. 25, looking not west toward where the Sun has set but east to the horizon over which the Full Moon has risen.
The Sun progresses on November 22 from Scorpio into Sagittarius, according to the ancient system of “signs.”
The morning sky is getting colder – but Mars out there has reached a cold extreme.
The planets stay near the ecliptic; the other line, with the motion-arrow on it, is the celestial equator. The shapes of a few prominent constellations – Corona Borealis, Boötes, and Corvus – are included to give an idea of where we are in the sky, though their fainter stars may not be discernible in the twilight. Continue reading “Six Months to Mars”
A reader writes that she did see Leonidas in the sky.
That’s wonderful! Continue reading “Tell them in Lacedaemon”
In the night of Tuesday-to-Wednesday (November 17-18) our planet will meet the Leonid meteors, head-on.
That is to say, Continue reading “Relative Speed”
Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina will be at perihelion tomorrow, Nov. 15. —Please see note at end.
Here’s the news from the evening sky: Continue reading “Friggatriskaidekaphobia”
If you could have looked down through my ceiling during the evenings – not just the evenings – of Continue reading “A confession about the Final Astronomical Calendar”