The Lion, the Moon and the Rising Spring Stars

Click on an image to enlarge. Images created using the Mobile Observatory app for Android – http://zima.co/

 

January 14th, 2017

After passing through both Taurus and Gemini, the waning gibbous Moon now appears close to another prominent star. Regulus, the brightest star in Leo, is fainter than Aldebaran but still the 21st brightest in the entire sky. It’s also a quadruple star, some 79 light years away, but you won’t be able to see all four stars with a regular small telescope.

 

Adapted from 2017: The Night Sky Sights (available in the U.S., and the United Kingdom) and 2017: An Astronomical Year (available in the U.S., and the United Kingdom.) For an easy guide to learn the constellations in the night sky, try my book, Signposts to the Stars (see image and links below.)

 

2016 An Astronomical Year Paperback Cover 2016 The Night Sky Sights The Astronomical Almanac 2015-2019

Easy Things to See With a Small Telescope

2016: An Astronomical Year 2016: The Night Sky Sights The Astronomical Almanac (2015-2019) Signposts to the Stars

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