Category: Skies Over Crestone

Skies Over Crestone: May 2021

The Crestone Eagle • May, 2021 Skies Over Crestone: May 2021 by Kim Malville This is the month of Mercury and the moon.  Mercury will appear and the moon will become bloody in a total eclipse in the early morning of May 26. May...

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Skies Over Crestone: April 2021

The Crestone Eagle • April, 2021 Skies Over Crestone: April 2021 by Kim Malville April 4: Last quarter moon April 12: New moon April 15-17: Watch the young crescent moon move through Taurus. First it will be near Aldebaran just...

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Skies Over Crestone: March 2021

The Crestone Eagle • March, 2021 Skies Over Crestone: March 2021 March 1: This is the season for spotting the zodiacal light, which will be visible in our dark skies above the western horizon after sunset. It will be a faint...

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Skies Over Crestone: February 2021

The Crestone Eagle • February, 2021 Skies Over Crestone: February 2021 by Kim Malville February 7.  For the early risers who have been watching Venus brilliantly alone in the morning skies, this is the time to say goodbye. Venus...

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Skies Over Crestone: November 2019 Count the stars!

At the start of the month, one hour after sunset, Saturn is in the south-southwest, above the handle of the teapot of Sagittarius. It is part of a long line of three major planets with Jupiter and Venus. Watch the movement of Venus throughout this month. By its end, Venus will have charged past Jupiter and will be approaching Saturn The big event will be the rare passage of Mercury across the face of our sun. The last one visible on the earth was three and a half years ago May 9, 2016 and the next will be 13 years in the future on May 13, 2032. A telescope with a good solar filter will be necessary to observe this transit. Be very careful!

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