Astronomers have announced the discovery of 50 new planetsorbiting stars like our sun, and one of these — named HD85512b — is generating excitement among scientists as a possible candidate for harboring life. This extraordinary haul of new planets, made by a team of astronomers using data gathered at the European Southern Observatory in Chile, [...]
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SATURN: The ringed world is getting closer to Porrima (Gamma Virginis) this month. The planet will be closest (just 15’ 24”) from Porrima on June 9th.
NEPTUNE: Shines at magnitude 8 in the constellation Aquarius. Neptune turns retrograde from June 3rd.
URANUS: Uranus in Pisces shines at magnitude 5.87. Uranus is at Western Quadrature on June 26th. [...]
MARS: Mars is lost in the solar glare!
URANUS: Very low in West. The planet will be on conjunction on 21st March.
JUPITER: Getting low in the Western sky and will be paired with Mercury from March 12 to March 20.
SATURN: Rises around 9:30 pm at the month’s beginning and well placed in the sky at the [...]
NEPTUNE:Neptune will be very low in the Western sky at the time of month’s start. Neptune is on conjunction on February 17th.
JUPITER & URANUS : Both Jupiter and Uranus are low in the Western Evening sky. 4 days old Waxing Crescent Moon will stand within 8 degrees [...]
Nov 1: The Moon is 5 degrees S of Regulus in the East before dawn
Nov 4: A Waning Crescent Moon is about 7.5 degrees SE of Saturn in the East just before dawn
Nov 6 : New moon
Nov 13: First Quarter Moon
Nov 16: A Gibbous Moon is nearly 6.5 degrees away from Jupiter
Nov 17/18: The Leonids Meteor Shower [...]
August 1: A Waning Gibbous Moon stands 11 degrees N-NE of Jupiter after midnight.Mars and Saturn are nearly 2 degrees apart in West just after sunset.
August 3: Last Quarter Moon.
August 5: The Moon (32% illuminated) stands within 4 degrees from Pleiades (M45) in east before dawn.Venus-Saturn-Mars forms a perfect triangle in [...]