Saturday, June 18, 2016

Look Up: There's Quite A Show In The Sky & The Strawberry Moon's A Comin'

A nearly full moon was flanked by Mars to the right, Saturn to the left and Andromeda below in the southern sky on Friday night and should be visible again on Saturday night in northern climes.  (Hint: Stars twinkle; planets do not.)  
The view may not be quite so spectacular because the planets are receding from view and the moon is getting brighter.  It will be full on Tuesday morning, is known as the Strawberry Moon, and will coincide with the summer solstice.

PHOTOGRAPH FROM EARTHSKY.ORG 

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