Mars Passes Deneb Algedi May 3 & 4

Mars passes over Deneb Algedi in the morning sky May 3rd & 4th. Deneb Algedi is the star that marks the tail of Capricorn the sea-goat or crocodile (Makara in Sanskrit). Deneb Algedi is actually an eclipsing binary star. It is a binary star system because there are actually 3 … Continue reading →

Moon with Aldebaran & Venus – April 25 & 26

Look due west as sunset darkens to sky to see the Moon join Aldebaran this evening April 25 and then Venus tomorrow April 26. Aldebaran is the alpha star of Taurus, marking the eye of the Bull. Aldebaran is a red giant with a radius 44 times larger than our … Continue reading →

Lyrid Meteor Shower active April 16 – 28

Activity from the Lyrid Meteor shower begins tonight April 16 and ends on April 28. Earth will be passing through the orbit of comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher. Some of the debris left behind by the comet will enter Earth’s atmosphere and burn creating the streaking or shooting star effect. The … Continue reading →