Mark Alan Lovewell

Starry Spring Nights
So much has changed overhead at night. The transition from winter to spring is complete overhead.
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Crescent Moon, Jupiter and Saturn
Mornings offer the best time to look for planets and the moon in the coming week.
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Mud Moon
Three visible planets have lined up in the southeastern sky in the morning.
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Crescent Moon and Taurus
The crescent moon appears high in the southwestern sky tonight
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Moonless Weekend
The best of starry night skies takes place this weekend.
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Planetary Lineup and Crescent Moon
Mark Alan Lovewell
On Tuesday morning, well before sunrise, look to the southeastern sky.
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Three Planets

Three visible planets have lined up in the southeastern sky in the morning. The challenge is seeing them all, as they are close to the rising sun. All are in the zodiacal constellation Capricornus.

Jupiter is the brightest and almost the lowest of the group. If you can find that, you’ll see the much fainter Mercury right next to it. The two are together for the week ahead.

Higher and to the right the ringed planet Saturn.

In the week ahead Mercury will appear to move away from Jupiter and closer to the rising sun.

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First Quarter Moon and Mars
Mark Alan Lovewell

Vineyard Skies for Friday, February 19, 2021.

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Morning Planets
Mark Alan Lovewell
It may be the toughest but most worthy sight in the morning.
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Milky Way
Mark Alan Lovewell
Tonight, when you step outside around 9 o’clock, look up.
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