Here’s a chance to see a very old Moon

On the morning of December 27, 2016, you’ll have the opportunity to view an old moon. The Moon rises in East-Southeast around 5:38 AM EST and is just 2.7% illuminated which means a very thin crescent will be visible. Best viewing time should be around 6:15 AM EST just as dawn breaks. Also, if you … Continue reading Here’s a chance to see a very old Moon

Backyard Astronomy September 4-10 2016

As always, backyard astronomy is convenient but getting out to a darker sky away from buildings, trees and light pollution greatly improves your chances for enjoying the night sky. That having been said, let's take a look at this weeks night sky. Tonight, Sunday, September 4. Facing West - Southwest about 30 minutes after Sunset, … Continue reading Backyard Astronomy September 4-10 2016