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Eye on the Night Sky

Eye on the Night Sky

April 13, 2015

Nightly Events

  • April 13:

    The mighty Hercules is mighty hard to locate in the skies, but finding his faint "keystone" or "bow tie" shape can be done by looking between the brilliant star Arcturus, due east, and the star Vega, low in the northeast, near 10 o’clock.

  • April 14:

    Corona Borealis, or the Northern Crown, rises into the east below and to the left of the brilliant star Arcturus. Its middle star, named appropriately Gemma, the jewel in the crown, highlights the semi-circle of stars.

  • April 15:

    The "Big Dipper", nearly overhead this evening between 10 o'clock and midnight, is the best known of any group of stars, though it is not a constellation all by itself. It is an "asterism", that is a familiar, recognizable group of stars.

Star Charts

  • April 6, 2015 - April 18, 2015:

    How Venus will appear one half hour after sunset, through this year.

    How Venus will appear one half hour after sunset, through this year.