Tonight – November 25, 2014 – the waxing crescent moon and the red planet Mars appear in the southwest sky at nightfall. Be sure to check out these worlds at early evening because they’ll follow the sun beneath the horizon by mid-evening.
On a clear starry August night, more than 30 years ago, I stepped outside looked up and was hooked on stargazing! I have been dazzled and amazed ever since ! There are so many delights to see with your eyes and binoculars. After taking a few Astronomy classes, learning to read star maps and practicing, I began to understand the planet and constellation positions. When presenting public astronomy programs, I met many families that had difficulty finding the constellations and planets. That’s why I created Starry Trails, a fun and easy way to explore the night sky from your very own backyard. I wanted to share my knowledge of the night sky to assist as many of you as possible, so you could learn,understand and love the stars!
So, what is Starry Trails ?
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