Tag Archives: Opposition

Now is the Time to Observe Mars!

Image credit & copyright: NASA/JPL/USGS of Mars’s Schiaparelli Crater (front & center) by the Viking 1 Orbiter. If you’re a fan of the night sky, you’ve been noticing the trio of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars rising one at a time … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Saturn

Image credit: NASA/JPL Cassini Spacecraft. If you’re a fan of the night sky, you’ve been noticing the trio of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars rising one at a time in the East as it’s been quite a treat for the past … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Vesta

Images and illustrations credit & copyright: NASA & Naked Eye Planets. It’s not every day that you can observe a main belt asteroid with nothing more than your eyes and right now is one of those times. Asteroid 4 Vesta … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Uranus

Image credit & copyright: NASA/JPL Voyager 2. Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 13:21 EDT (17:21 UTC) the ice giant, Uranus will reach opposition which means now is the time to observe the seventh planet. Located in the constellation Pisces, the … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Saturn

Image credit & copyright: NASA/JPL Cassini Spacecraft. If you’re a fan of the night sky, you’ve been noticing the Saturn, Mars and Antares Trio as it’s been quite a treat for the past few months.  If you haven’t seen this … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Mars (re-post)

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope taken on May 12, 2016. Some of you I know have already been enjoying the view every morning as the Mars, Saturn and Antares trio have been rising before the Sun in … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Jupiter

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL CASSINI Space probe: Those with telescopes and binoculars, NOW is the time to observe the first of the gas giants and the 1st Jovian planet; Jupiter as it reaches opposition on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 11:00 … Continue reading

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