In Vineyard Skies: Crescent Moon and Jupiter
Mark Alan Lovewell
A thin crescent moon hovers low in the southwestern sky Friday night.
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In Vineyard Skies: Moon and Morning Planets
Mark Alan Lovewell
Saturday morning offers a cornucopia of celestial objects.
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In Vineyard Skies: Stars of Autumn
Mark Alan Lovewell
In just the last few weeks our night sky has gone through a seasonal transformation.
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In Vineyard Skies: Full Moon
Mark Alan Lovewell
On Wednesday night, the full moon appears in the zodiacal constellation Aquarius.
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In Vineyard Skies: Busy Moon
Mark Alan Lovewell
The moon has had a busy week.
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Moonless Nights Ideal for Stargazing
Mark Alan Lovewell
Clear night skies in August are always wonderful and offer an opportunity to see plenty.
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In Vineyard Skies: Planets Abound
Mark Alan Lovewell
There are three visible planets in the night sky.
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In Vineyard Skies: August Showtime
Mark Alan Lovewell
August is meteor shower month.
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In Vineyard Skies: Jupiter and Crescent Moon
Mark Alan Lovewell

Friday night a crescent moon, only a few days away from first quarter, will appear above the bright planet Jupiter. If the weather cooperates, it will be a pretty scene. These are the two brightest objects in our night sky and they can’t be missed. Both are in the zodiacal constellation Virgo, a constellation we normally associate with late spring and early summer.

Look to the left of the two celestial objects for the bright star Spica, the principal star in Virgo.

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In Vineyard Skies: Mercury
Mark Alan Lovewell
Mercury appears low in the southwestern sky after sunset this weekend and for the rest of the month.
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