Here are some of the highlights of the June sky: 9:30 PM – southern sky – Mars and Saturn rise over the horizon 9:30 PM western sky – Jupiter appears above the horizon, sinks lower toward the end of the month 5 AM eastern sky – Venus appearing above the horizon before sunrise; on June … [Read more…]
The Cat’s Eye Nebula is a famous planetary nebula located in the northern constellation Draco. The nebula’s designation in the New General Catalogue is NGC 6543. The Cat’s Eye is one of the most structurally complex nebulae known. It was formed around 1,000 years ago when a hot, bright central star expelled its outer envelope. It … [Read more…]
Little Dipper is a prominent asterism in the northern sky, formed by the brightest stars of Ursa Minor constellation. The asterism is often confused for the whole constellation, much like the Big Dipper is sometimes confused for Ursa Major, the Great Bear, but it is only the brightest part of the constellation.
Here are the highlights of the sky in June: 9:15 PM western sky – Venus rising above the horizon, with Mercury close by in the first half of the month 10 PM southern sky – Saturn rising after sunset, visible to the left of the bright star Spica in Virgo constellation, and moving to the … [Read more…]
HubbleSite.org has released a video with the June night sky highlights: the evening and morning planets, summer constellations, star clusters, brightest stars and a partial solar eclipse on June 1. Watch the clip below. EVENING & MORNING PLANETS Saturn – southwestern sky – 10 pm Jupiter – eastern sky – 5 am CONSTELLATIONS