Eyes on the Sky: Apr 23 thru Apr 29

Eyes on the Sky: Apr 23 thru Apr 29

Luna splits Beauty and the Bull; an eye on Cor Caroli

Early this week, the Moon splits some well-known star clusters, and visits the brightest planet.  Don’t miss the interesting take on earthshine, as the time it takes for light to reach your eye from the Moon really can vary by several seconds, even while looking at the same Moon!

Close to overhead this time of year just south of the Big Dipper, and therefore visible from most any location for stargazing – even in cities – is the small constellation Canes Venatici, which harbors some great objects that can be spotted with simple binoculars or small telescopes.  Cor Caroli, the star named after England’s Charles 1, is a central highlight of this week’s video.  Wishing you clear and dark skies!


About heavenswithlamps

I am an educator by day and a casual Star gazer by night. I read a lot, surf a lot, cycle at times, like trekking, learning swimming, and philosophize at times. Life = Be Cooool!

Posted on April 23, 2012, in Weekly Vodcast and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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