This Month’s Sky
Our 10th Anniversary!
Calling all early birds! We have a special celestial event happening on Thursday, June 10, a partial Solar Eclipse! The eclipse will already be in progress when the Sun rises at 5:52 am. Maximum eclipse is at 5:55 am and this celestial event ends at 6:35 am. Be sure to have a clear northeastern view. Remember to never look directly at the Sun. Compliant (ISO 12312-2) eclipse glasses are a great way to safely view a solar eclipse. When using binoculars or a telescope, be sure to use a safe solar filter.
For our visible planets: Dazzling Venus will be the first planet visible after sunset in the west-northwestern sky. Venus sets an hour and a half after sunset. Mars continues to fade and can be found to the upper left of Venus (Illustration 1). Saturn rises at midnight on June 1 and two hours earlier on June 30. Jupiter rises an hour after Saturn (Illustration 2).
Also, it is time to celebrate the first day of summer on June 20th!
With the long days of summer, our Starry hike will not start until 10:00pm. So, grab your Starry Trail Map, binoculars, bug spray and a light jacket. Take a few minutes to enjoy firefly’s twinkling!
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Plus there are printable kids activity sheets & more!
Here’s what you’ll need to start exploring tonight’s sky:
This narrative explains where to look and how to identify stars, deep sky objects, constellations, planets!
Your simple sky map to locate stars, planets and constellation positions.
While using the narrative, this is your visual guide on starting point and the monthly adventure through the night sky.
Will show you the position of the constellations and help you seek them out.
This will help you keep track of everything you view in this months night sky.
Take Starry Trails with you! – Listen to Suzie as she helps you navigate your journey thru the stars !!
Starry Trails Video Archive
Plus Hoover-Price Planetarium, Canton OH – Videos
Host Suzie Dills provides a look at the celestial highlights in the night sky!
I’m VERY excited to share my children’s books with everyone!
Stella’s Starry Adventures!
Join Stella, as she takes you on an adventure through the night sky!
Kids will love learning about the constellations and more with Stella as their guide!
Stellas’ books are available on Amazon – In Print and Kindle versions.