Astronomy Fact of the Day: January 26, 2018

The 8th planet from the Sun is Neptune. Like Uranus, Neptune is an ice giant. It has a deep blue color for the same reason our sky appears blue. Molecules in its atmosphere scatter blue light from the Sun.

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.