1. The Sky for the Week of August 20, 2017

    Besides, the great solar eclipse for part of the country. There are many other things to see in the sky this week. The moon, Venus, and the star Spica are notable. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-august-18-26/.…Read More

  2. The Eclipse on Monday

    Here is the timeline for the solar eclipse. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/eclipse-day-timeline-from-coast-to-coast-when-will-you-see-the-total-solar-eclipse/70002446. Also, here is the weather forecast. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/solar-eclipse-viewing-conditions-clouds-could-spoil-views-in-coastal-northwest-southeast/70002450. The USA hasn't had a total solar eclipse…Read More

  3. Leo the Lion

    Leo is the constellation that marks the height of summer in the northern hemisphere. As far back as the Mesopotamia, the constellation was referred to as the lion.  The star Regulus is located in Leo. http://www.constellation-guide.com/constellation-list/leo-constellation/.…Read More

  4. Solar Eclipse on August 21

    Here is good article on the upcoming solar eclipse. Unfortunately we won't get a very good view here in Lodi, Ca. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/total-solar-eclipse-august-2017/.…Read More

  5. The Sky for the Week of August 13

    Summer is starting to wind down, but the sky is still great. Orion has returned to the morning sky. Venus and Aldebaran also shine brightly in the predawn sky. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/sky-at-a-glance/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-august-11-19/.…Read More

  6. Cancer the Crab

    Cancer the crab is the faintest constellation in the Zodiac. But it contains the famous M44 Beehive Cluster (which has some beautiful stars in it, see the picture in the link) and M67. In mythology it is the crab that Hera sent to distract Hercules. http://www.constellation-guide.com/constellation-list/cancer-constellation/…Read More

  7. The Moons’ Phases

    Here is how the moon's phases terminology works. The lunar cycle can be clearly viewed from the earth. http://www.moonconnection.com/moon_cycle.phtml. Enjoy the view.…Read More

  8. Eclipses

    Here is good comparison of the solar and lunar eclipses. http://www.moonconnection.com/lunar_vs_solar.phtml. Some parts of the US will have an excellent solar eclipse in a few weeks. But it is important to remember that the moon also has eclipses.…Read More