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California Skies August - October 2021 (and beyond)

California Skies August - October 2021 (and beyond)

When organizing a first sky watching session for students, we suggest that you begin your outdoor session during evening twilight, so students can experience the joy of discovering and identifying the brighter stars as they first appear. Begin your…
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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: 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, December 2020 through March 2021 (and beyond)

California Skies, December 2020 through March 2021 (and beyond)

These monthly evening and morning twilight star maps, the December 2020 Sky Calendar and evening sky map, and summaries of sky events for December 2020 through March 2021 are intended to help teachers guide students to follow the seasonal westward…
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