night sky calls, "Look up! Look up!"
heads tilt back and our eyes look toward the heavens. We
bathe in the wonder and delight we see ... then ... suddenly
we are drawn into new realms and we become the night sky
and awe lead the way.
learn as we go following the age old paths seen in the heavens.
Discoveries are made, insights flow, and cycles turn.
move through the seasons and the solar system, dancing with
the heavenly bodies. The setting sun, the phases of the moon,
the stars, the planets, the constellations ... all
the jewels of the night sky become our friends and teachers.
long for the adventures of this night sky traveling. Our horizons
us and you too will become a night sky traveler!
click on the links below to begin your journey!
Rules the Winter Night Jan. 9-Feb. 8
Descends on Earth Dec. 11-Jan. 9
Up! ~ Links
to star maps, sky calendars and more
As Above, So Below
the relationship between 12/21/12,
the Milky Way's dark rift and the cave center in our head.
Has Phases, Like the Moon
Be surprised by Venus, its phases and
transits of the Sun!
Swings ~ Highs and Lows
What's a lunar standstill?
... defined and seen with the unaided
Ursa Major, Ursa Minor & the Mythology
How often and when do eclipses occur?
Track Bunny's footprints in Scorpius throughout
Travel to 6 stellar destinations in 5
Hunter heralds the coming of winter.
How many shortest days are there?
New Year's Star
Sirius reaches its zenith each New Year's Eve!
Locate this equalateral triangle in the winter
Great Winter Hexagon
Locate this heavenly hexagon in the winter sky.
It's red, beats like a giant heart and stimulates
Surprise your friends with these equinox facts.
3 rabbits, a hunter, a scorpion and a lion tune
us to spring.
Heavenly Holy Grail
The significance of Easter's Full Moon location
a God of Agriculture Responsible for Spring?
Mars has pastoral origins.
Friend to both night sky traveler and pilgrim
on the spiritual path
and Leo the Lion
A sign of spring and a stimulation of consciousness
Wesak Full Moon Festival
Tread the enlightened razor edged path
in the light of spring's 2nd Full Moon.
of Goodwill and the Galactic Heart
Spring's 3rd Full Moon links us to the Heart
of our Galaxy.
and the Goodwill Festival
The Human Kingdom and its spiritual aspiration
are uniquely linked to the fluid synthesis of Gemini.
Celebrating Summer and more
Sirius disappears in the Sun's embrace.
Holiday and Holy Day
Earth is farthest from the Sun.
Locate this transformational gateway in the
will you see Sirius? Begin looking August 8.
contact with Sirius during
the Full "Blue Moon" 7/31/15 .
The Sun spans the celestial sphere signaling
Will his fiery breath enliven your spirit?
Moon? ~ Pumpkin Moon?
A Full Moon act of kindness lifts our spirit.
and the Pleiades
The Seven Sisters reign high overhead at midnight.
Autumn Dipper? A Flying Horse?
Navigate with Pegasus and Cassiopeia,
Our 13th Constellation
Sol Visits Ophiuchus Annually
November 30 – December 17
Which one is right for you?
Convert UT, GMT and UTC time to your local
the International Space Station,
Space Shuttle, Iridium Satellite flares.
SkyWatch and Satellite
two reports may not agree.
Tracker reports light sky passes
of the ISS; SkyWatch does not.
Tracker's minimum elevation
is 20º; SkyWatch repots lower passes.
Satellite Tracker includes more satellites.
and astronomy alerts via your telephone!
Station and Shuttle
to date information and more!
Satellites ~ Iridium
Dances ~ Night
few past editions of The Night Sky
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