Two Twins, a Little Dog and the First Quarter Moon

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

 

April 3rd, 2017 – Evening Sky

The Moon now reaches first quarter and is moving through the constellations of winter. These stars are sinking toward the west but can still be seen in the hours after sunset. The Moon should appear in the midst of the brightest stars. In particular, look out for Castor and Pollux representing the twins of Gemini and Procyon in Canis Minor, the Little Dog.

 

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.)

 

The Astronomical Almanac 2015-2019

Easy Things to See With a Small Telescope

2017: An Astronomical Year 2017: The Night Sky Sights The Astronomical Almanac (2015-2019) Signposts to the Stars

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