Category Archives: Summer Constellations

June 2012 Stargazing, Part 2

In June 2012 Stargazing Part 1, we looked at the Summer Triangle constellations and the shifting position of the northern-sky constellations. Today we will look at the southern view, and consider Sagittarius, Scorpius, Libra, Ophiuchus, and Serpens. Sagittarius sticks close … Continue reading

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June 2012 Stargazing, Part 1

In this guide to the June sky, I am focusing on the north and east views of mid-northern latitudes. Looking east, the Summer Triangle is up by 10 or 11 p.m. This *asterism is made up of three bright stars … Continue reading

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Sagittarius, The Little Teapot

Today let us pause a moment to observe the passing of Sagittarius from due south in our night sky. The Friday, September 23 entry from Sky & Telescope’s This Week’s Sky at a Glance reads, “As summer turns to fall, … Continue reading

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The Summer Triangle

The first day of summer is June 21, just about two weeks away. The Summer Triangle now appears in the east at dusk. Made of three bright stars from three different constellations, the Summer Triangle can be picked out when … Continue reading

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