Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Calling all skywatchers...

Jupiter is the first "star" you’ll see coming out on August evenings, burning brighter and brighter in the south as darkness deepens. Sparkling just 5° below it is golden-orange Antares, heart of the Scorpion, 1/20th as bright. In August Jupiter halts its retrograde (westward) motion against the stars and begins moving back eastward just before it can achieve a conjunction with Antares. But its motion is slow and slight, so use binoculars to note its changing position among the stars from night to night. (from Research and Learn)

Learn about the August night sky and also how to get an audio tour by clicking here.

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