The Great Square of Pegasus is an asterism formed by three bright stars in Pegasus constellation – Markab, Scheat and Algenib – and Alpheratz in the neighbouring constellation Andromeda. For northern observers, the asterism is particularly prominent in the summer months, when it can be seen high overhead in the evening.
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The Eta Aquariids are an annual meteor shower that appears to radiate from the southern constellation Aquarius.
The meteor shower peaks on or around May 6 every year and is associated with Halley’s Comet, a short period comet that can be seen from Earth every 75 to 76 years.
The Eta Aquariids can typically be seen from April 21 to May 20. The meteor shower does not have a sharp peak, only higher meteor rates that plateau for about a week around May 7.
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Here are some of the highlights of the night sky in September: 8 PM southwestern sky – Mars and Saturn near the horizon just after… Read More »Highlights of the Night Sky in September