Last quarter moon occurs today. The moon will be just past perigee which is when the moon is closest to Earth. Learn more about Perigee and Apogee
Tonight the moon will rise just before midnight. Using binoculars look to the moon’s southern highlands and you will find Crater Clavius. This was site of a fictional moon base in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Learn more about Crater Clavius.
Image Credit : Till Credner, CC BY-SA 3.0 Looking north at 8pm you will find the house-shaped constellation Cepheus. On the southern edge of Cepheus you can find the star Mu Cephei. This red supergiant is about 1,650 times the size of the sun. Learn more about the constellation of Cepheus.
Year will include two special exhibitions and exciting construction projects ST. LOUIS, MO. (Nov. 28, 2018) – The Saint Louis Science Center announced its 2019 exhibition, film and event schedule, including two special exhibitions and three OMNIMAX® Theater films, as well as several updates to the facility. Building on recent special exhibition successes, including Destination… Continue reading
This is the Saint Louis Science Center’s NIGHT SKY UPDATE for the week of Tuesday, November 27. Times are given as local St. Louis time in Central Standard Time due to the time change coming this Sunday. For definitions of terminology used in the night sky update, click the highlighted text. Information updated weekly or… Continue reading
The moon rises tonight at 9:28pm. Using binoculars you will find a lunar escarpment called Rupes Altai on the southern half of the terminator. This cliff is about 256 miles long. Learn more about Rupes Altai
Today the planet Jupiter will be on the other side of the sun from our perspective. This is called superior conjunction. Soon Jupiter will start another apparition rising just before sunrise. Learn more about Jupiter
Tomorrow the Mars Insight mission will land on Mars in a region called Elysium Planitia. This lander is design to study the interior of Mars. Learn more at mars.nasa.gov/insight/. Follow InSight
Astronomy Fact of the Day: November 24, 2018 If you look west at 7:30pm you will find the Summer Triangle. This famous summer asterism will still be visible even though we are well into fall. Learn more about the Summer Triangle
Image Credit: By Gladson Machado – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link Today marks full moon for the month of November. With winter approaching, be on the look out for large rings of light around the moon when clouds are present. These are called 22° halos. Learn more about 22° halo