Wandering through the realms of the cosmos, pondering its huge vastness

Moon and the Winter Constellations

Tonight’s sky (January 17, 2011) —- Find the waxing gibbous Moon (96% illuminated) surrounded by the stars of the bright Winter Constellations (Auriga, Taurus, Orion, Canis Minor, Canis Major, and Gemini). This beautiful celestial view will climb up to the zenith at around 10 PM local time.

Image: Stellarium (You may download this free planetarium software here.)

Clear skies!

One response

  1. Michael

    I’ll have to download Stellarium one of these times! I’m curious if you happened to get the chance to take any lunar photos this evening at about 13:00 UTC 1-22-11. I just posted a few that I took this morning, and the Moon would have just risen at your location. If not this time, we’ll keep on trying!

    January 22, 2011 at 11:21 pm

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