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Skywatch: What's happening in the heavens in September

By Blaine P. Friedlander Jr. August 31 at 4:48 PM Jupiter and Saturn the same two giant planets that starred in August's southern evening sky, return for a September encore. sun Jupiter at -2.2 magnitude and hanging out in the lower part of the constellation Ophiuchus just above the constellation Scorpius . That gassy planet is prominently in the evening's …

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Skywatch: What's happening in the heavens in September

By Blaine P. Friedlander Jr. September 1 at 3:53 PM The quartet of planets that saunter across the southern evening stage provides a heavenly spectacle for dog walkers, after-work joggers and sky aficionados. Venus in the west-southwestern sky at sunset, as the month starts. You can not miss our intense bright planetary neighbor, lakes at -4.6 magnitude, according to the …

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Patrick Rowan's Skywatch: August great time for Skywatching

August is great for watching the sky here in southern New England, day and night. The summer loses its grip, as the days shorten shorter and shorter, but with increasing demand. The early sunsets are hard to ignore, as is the temptation to stay out until after dark. Do not fight it. August evenings offer a special blend of lightness …

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Skywatch: The ISS makes several passes this week, the brightest on Tuesday | Metro & region

Sunday: The International Space Station is making a series of bright performances this week starting tonight. The spacecraft launches at 9:55 am in the north-northwest. The ISS brightens quickly when it reaches its peak at 21:58 and reaches 30 degrees in the northeast. The space station is visible only a minute later, as it slides 27 degrees above the east-northeast …

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Skywatch: July is the month of Mars

by Blaine P. Friedlander Jr. June 30 at 6:52 PM Major League Baseball's All-Star Game will be played in Washington on July 17, and the cosmos presents a formidable planetary lineup to celebrate. Rocking a red uniform, Mars rises now in the southeastern heavens around 10:30 pm, crosses south near 3:15 am But by the end of the month, the …

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