The summer solstice, stars & constellations

Desert Gypsy's picture - 6/17/13



The last few days of spring are this week, and that means summer constellation observing!  The night sky has shifted from the area of sky we saw in spring, thanks to Earth's revolution carrying it another 90 degrees around the Sun.  The places many constellations in a better place to view both them and the objects they contain, such as Ursa Minor, Draco, Cepheus, Cygnus, Aquila, Lyra, Hercules, Scutum, Sagittarius and Scorpius.  Though some of these shapes have only 3rd magnitude or fainter stars, the brighter stars of summer can guide the way - such as the Summer Triangle asterism.  Learn all about the summer sky in this week's video.





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TheFlashRon's picture

Knowledge and the sudden and unexpected awareness expansion that synchronistically unfolds as a result can come from virtually anything at anytime. Such is my experience when reading Daryl's comments above, disseminating the celestial mechanics that bring in different viewing perspectives of the constellations.

Thank you, Daryl for your comment expressing your gratitude for the information posted by Desert Gypsy

Blessings to All