January 2015 Star Calendar

Star calendar 1–31 January 2015

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1 Jan      High in the east at sunset, the Pleiades Cluster is 1 fist-width above or to the upper left of the moon. Aldebaran is 3 finger-widths to the lower left.

2 Jan      Gemini and Orion are high in the southeast by midnight.

3 Jan      Just after dark, Gemini is to the moon’s lower left and Orion to its lower right.

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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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Stargazer calendar November 2014

Star calendar 1–30 November

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″]1 Nov    In the southeast at sunset, Fomalhaut is 2½ fist-widths below the moon. Mercury reaches its greatest elongation of the year, 18.7 degrees west of the sun.

3 Nov    Mars is less than ½ finger-width above Kaus Borealis, the uppermost star in the dome of the Teapot constellation, Sagittarius. [Binoculars]
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Stargazer calendar October 2014

Star calendar 1–31 October

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″]1 Oct    The moon is above the dome of the Teapot constellation, Sagittarius, low in the south tonight. Mars and Antares are 3 fist-widths to the lower right.

2 Oct    The bright star 2½ fist-widths above the moon is Altair.

3 Oct    The moon lies between Altair, 2½ fist widths to the upper right, and Fomalhaut, 3½ fist-widths to the lower left.
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