February 2015 star calendar

Star calendar 1–28 February 2015

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1 Feb     At dusk, the first stars visible near the moon are Procyon, 1 fist-width to the lower right, and Betelgeuse, 2 fist-widths to the upper right. Soon the Gemini Twins follow 1 fist-width to the upper left.

5 Feb     Jupiter, Regulus and the moon line up in the east tonight.

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Stargazer calendar December 2014

Star calendar 1–31 December

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″]4 Dec    The Pleiades Cluster is 1 fist-width to the moon’s left or upper left tonight.

5 Dec    The brightest star in Taurus, Aldebaran, is 1 finger-width to the moon’s lower left at dusk. [Binoculars]

6 Dec    By mid-evening, Aldebaran is 1 fist-width to the moon’s upper right, and Capella is 3 fist-widths to the upper left, with Pollux far below. Orion is to the moon’s lower right, with first-magnitude stars Betelgeuse 1 fist-width to the moon’s lower right, and Rigel at the opposite corner beyond the belt.
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