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Venus in the evening sky 45 minutes after sunset from December 2014 through August 2015

Each frame represents one day with a total of 238 days from December 2014 through August The focus of the animation is on Venus, since it is the brightest…

Blue-white Vega, in Lyra, is the brightest of the three Summer Triangle stars.

The Summer Triangle consists of three bright stars in three different constellations. The brightest is Vega in the constellation Lyra.

One very distant star is Deneb.  Why don't astronomers know the exact distance to Deneb, and why are there different estimates for the star's distance?

The star Deneb - part of the famous Summer Triangle - is one of the most distant stars you can see with your eye alone. Why don't we know its distance precisely

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Use Orion& Belt to find 4 bright stars - Betelgeuse and Rigel in Orion - Aldebaran in Taurus the Bull and Sirius in Canis Major.

Manhattanhenge Returns To New York City On July 12. Heres How To See It

It's Your Last Chance To See 'Manhattanhenge' This Year


You should be able to spot Mira's constellation, Cetus, during the evening hours. Mira won't be visible, though. Its next brightness peak will come in May,

Can you see this small, shimmering spot in the Martian sky? It's Earth, as seen by the Mars Curiosity Rover.

Our Rover on Mars Looked Into the Sky and Saw Earth

Our Rover on Mars Looked Into the Sky and Saw Earth - Atlantic Mobile

Look for bright star Vega on May evenings

Bright, bluish Vega marks the constellation Lyra the Harp.


Guide to seeing the "comet of the century," including an animated version of this graphic


Around mid-December, Comet Lovejoy is near the famous Keystone asterism in the constellation Hercules. Photos and charts here.

This year, in 2014, you can use the planet Saturn to find the constellation Libra the Scales. Saturn will be out all night long, in May 2014 and almost all night long in June 2014.

When the moon drops out of the evening sky, starting around mid-July, use the planet Saturn to locate the constellation Libra the Scales and the constellation's two brightest stars, Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali.

Download evening sky maps each month for free! Each 2-page guide helps to identify planets, stars, and major constellations.

Quality sky maps (star charts) for stargazing, education and publishing. The Evening Sky Map free each month. Find constellations, planets and comets.

yesterday night there were falling stars and I miss 'em. tonight I'm gonna try again.

Moon & shooting star - i dont like photos that are so "tweaked" they dont look real. I like realism and I love the full moon. I find it so beautiful that on those nights when the moon is full, I cant sleep.