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California Skies, June/July 2021

California Skies, June/July 2021

In July 2021, evening twilight gatherings of brilliant Venus, faint Mars, and the star Regulus include close pairings, on July 11-14, 21, and 29; a crescent Moon passing through on July 11 and 12; and a gathering of three bodies in a field just 5°…
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California Skies, May, June, and July 2021

California Skies, May, June, and July 2021

The May 2021 Sky Calendar, depicting gatherings of Moon, planets, and bright stars at dusk and dawn, and a detailed map of the evening sky are now available for free download at www.abramsplanetarium.org/skycalendar/ The calendar and map may be…
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California Skies: February and March 2021

California Skies: February and March 2021

Evening (see evening twilight charts for February and March 2021, above): Follow the Moon nightly at dusk, from a thin crescent low in WSW on February 12, to Full, low, north of east, two weeks later on February 26. Moving an average of 13° per day…
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California Skies, August through October 2020

California Skies, August through October 2020

These star maps, Sky Calendar, and detailed monthly summaries of sky events for August through October are intended to help teachers guide their students to a memorable start in naked-eye astronomy. Jupiter and Saturn appear near each other in the…
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