Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Astronomy Tonight: The Moon and Sagittarius

Astronomy start chart of the mmon and Sagittarius
Tonight the moon is to the left of Sagittarius. Look for the familiar teapot shape to the lower right of the moon. Jupiter is the brightest object to the right of the moon.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Astronomy Tonight: The Moon and Jupiter

Astronomy star chart of the moon, Jupiter & Sagittarius
Look for the moon in the early evening. The bright "star" to its upper right is the planet Jupiter.

Take a look at the stars surrounding the moon. They form a familiar teapot shape. This asterism is the easiest way to identify the constellation Sagittarius. The moon is in the teapot's handle.