Sky at a Glance
- Crossing a Comet's trail. Rao, Joe // Natural History;Aug96, Vol. 105 Issue 8, p64
Reports on celestial events in August 1996. Perseid meteor shower; Orientation toward the spot where the Perseid meteors appear to originate; Identification of the location of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn during the month; Schedule of the quarters of the moon.
- Celestial Events. Nicholson, Thomas D. // Natural History;Feb1974, Vol. 83 Issue 2, p76
Reports on celestial events which will occur in February 1974. Phases of the moon; How Mercury and Venus will be visible.
- Sky at a Glance. // Sky & Telescope;Sep2008, Vol. 116 Issue 3, p47
The article presents a calendar of moon phases and planet visibility for the month of September 2008. It cites that binoculars show the inner planets of Venus, Mercury, and faint Mars just above the thin crescent Moon on September 1. On September 7, planet Jupiter stops moving westward through...
- Winter's Star Attractions. Cleere, Gail S. // Natural History;Jan92, Vol. 101 Issue 1, p67
Tells where one can find certain, easily-visible constellations in January. Also reports on the positions of the Moon, the solar system's inner planets, and the Quadrantid meteor shower.
- METEORS AND MOONS. Ratcliffe, Martin; Ling, Alister // Astronomy;Jul2005, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p60
Reports on moons and meteors that will be visible from Earth in July 2005. Arrival of the annual Perseids meteor shower; Other meteor showers including the Delta Aquarids; How the position of the moon will make viewing the Schickard crater easier; Size of the crater; How the moon will block the...
- Oddballs in the sky. Berman, Bob // Astronomy;Jan2007, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p16
The article discusses astronomical oddities that will occur in the year 2007. The first Full Moon of the year in early January will be the highest Full Moon until 2024. On November 9, 2007, the Moon's orbit will take it extremely far away, with it being the smallest Moon until the year 2020....
- A Trio of Total Lunar Eclipses. Schaaf, Fred // Mother Earth News;Feb/Mar2007, Issue 220, p22
This article reports on a trio of lunar eclipses to be experienced by the U.S. The eerie, lovely event called a total eclipse of the moon occurs when there is an exact lineup of the sun, Earth and moon. For more than an hour, the growing dark bite of the Earth's shadow on one side of the full...
- The sky. Forma, Ray // Teaching Science: The Journal of the Australian Science Teachers;Spring2005, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p40
Relates several astronomical things to be observed from September 2005 through 2006. Methods in observing Mars; Primary Martian features; Phases of the Moon in 2006.
- sky sights. Deans, Paul // Mercury;Fall2011, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p44
The article offers information on using the "Sky and Telescope" magazine's launched S and T's Interactive Sky Chart during November-December 2011 and January 2012. It mentions that on November 26, Moon appears to the right of Venus. It informs that on December 10, there is a final eclipse and a...