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Skies Over Crestone: November 2021

November 7: End of daylight-savings! Take time to look to the west-southwest to see the young crescent moon close to Venus just left of the constellation of the Teapot otherwise known as Sagittarius. November 9: Look for the line of the crescent moon, Jupiter, Saturn stretching some 25° along the southern horizon. And don’t forget brilliant Venus soon after sunset November 10: The moon, Saturn and Jupiter form a triangle in Capricorn. November 19: The full moon lies between the Pleiades and the Hyades. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds This story starts with a searing hot day in the dry hills of the...

Skies Over Crestone: August 2021

August 10: Look to the west for Venus and the slender crescent of the new moon.  August 11/12: The most memorable night of the month when the Perseid meteor shower is at its most spectacular in a dark sky without a moon. The Perseids are an extended shower from mid- July to mid-August, but this will be the best time for them starting at 2am. August 16: The moon is in Scorpius close to Antares, the red heart of the scorpion. Enjoy the rich areas of the Milky Way and the center of our galaxy. August 20: The moon now is in...

Skies Over Crestone: August 2021

August 10: Look to the west for Venus and the slender crescent of the...
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