The dawn scene on the other side of the Sun will be rising into your weary view:
Venus is slowing in its climb away from the Sun into the pre-dawn sky, but manages to pass Mars.
The year’s closest conjunction of a planet with a first-magnitude star occurs during our August 11 daytime, which, Continue reading “Happenings at Leo’s Front”
A changing pattern made by two or three celestial bodies that move past each other at angles or in curves can be quite complex; what about four?
Yes, I was away during the best planetary conjunction of the year.
The summer solstice looms – Sunday, June 21 – but on that day I shall be embarking for an adventure in northwestern Spain, Continue reading “The central event of the seasons”
Back on May 23, Saturn was at its full glory Continue reading “Saturn outshone”
Over the next several evenings you can see Continue reading “Moving into line”
The Moon reappears and climbs past four planets.
Another “trio.” On the evening of March 4, look for Venus, Mars, and Uranus, at their tightest grouping, in the after-sunset western sky. Continue reading “Dim third”