0.7° NNE of Beehive cluster
(39° from Sun, evening sky) at 10h UT. Mag. −4.0.
at 10:51 UT.
at 10:07 UT. The time when the Sun reaches the point farthest
north of the celestial equator marking the start of summer in
the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern Hemisphere.
and Solstices from Space (NASA)
(evening sky) at 8h UT.
(evening sky) at 21h UT. Mag. −2.4.
(evening sky) at 1h UT.
(opposite the Sun) at 13h UT. The ringed planet is at its
closest and brightest at Mag. +0.0. SaturnΥs rings are
spectacular even in a small telescope.
(midnight sky) at 4h UT. Mag. 0.0.
(farthest from Earth) at 3h UT (distance 406,061 km; angular
times Universal Time (UT). USA Central Standard Time = UT-6 hours. (DST = UT-5 hrs,)
is caused by sunlight reflected off meteoric dust in the plane
of the solar system. Choose a clear, moonless night, about 1-2
hours after sunset, and look for a large triangular-shaped glow
extending up from the horizon (along the ecliptic). The best
months to view the Zodiacal Light is when the ecliptic is almost
vertical at the horizon: March and April (evening) and
October-November (morning); times reversed for the southern
Picture of the Day (APOD)
the Zodiacal Light (Weatherscapes)