Author: Marshall Downing

Astronomy Update

Get a lesson Ursa Minor and find out how morning planet visibility is changing. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, constellations, earth, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, saturn, SPACE, stars, venus

Astronomy Update

Most planets aren’t visible in the evening, but looking to the south and east before dawn will show you plenty. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, earth, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, Planets, saturn, SPACE, venus

Astronomy Update

Visibility this week is best in the morning.  Look south for the biggest planets in the solar system, and look east for our closer neighbors.  The summer solstice on Saturday will give us almost 16 hours of daylight. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: earth, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, saturn, solstice, SPACE, Summer, venus

Astronomy Update

Evening planets rise around midnight with their best visibility around 4:30 AM.  If you are awake early this week they should be easy to spot. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, earth, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, NASA, saturn, SPACE, sun, venus

Astronomy Update

Visibility for our closest planets will be great this week.  Just before sunrise and just after sunset are the easiest time to spot those planets. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, earth, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, saturn, SPACE, sun, venus

Astronomy Update

Mercury is visible again!  Look just before sunrise and just after sunset for the closest planets. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, saturn, SPACE, sun, venus

Astronomy Update

Overnight temperatures are getting warmer so this week is a good one to catch planets just before sunrise. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, earth, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, saturn, SPACE, sun, venus

Astronomy Update

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower has already peaked, but a few stray meteors might be visible Wednesday and Thursday nights.  The moon will shine brightly through the weekend, and planet visibility is great right before sunrise. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: Comet, earth, FULL, jupiter, mars, mercury, meteor, moon, saturn, venus

Astronomy Update

Look for planets just before sunrise through this week.  The moon will help light up our nights as it grows past the first quarter. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, Planets, saturn, SPACE, stars, venus