Astronomy Fact of the Day: November 27, 2017

Looking east around 6 pm tonight you will find a small tight group of stars named the Pleiades. This is an open star cluster that formed within the last 100 million years and is over 400 light years from the Earth.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: November 25, 2017

Look south tonight around 6 pm and you will find the Moon in the constellation Capricornus. This is one of the oldest of the 88 constellations astronomers use which comes from the Sumerian culture.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: November 24, 2017

Tonight Mercury will reach its greatest eastern elongation. This will be your best chance to see the elusive planet. Tonight you will find Mercury about 6° above the western horizon 45 minutes after sunset.