September 21, 2017

Astro-Event of the Week: September 16th-22nd: The Harvest Moon.

This months’ Full Moon is the most well known: the Harvest Moon.

Contrary to popular myth, this moon is not the largest or brightest moon visible during the year; it is merely the closest full moon to the Autumnal Equinox. In days of yore, the Harvest Moon gave farmers a few extra hours of illumination in a season of dwindling twilight to bring in their crops. [Read more...]

Observing Challenge: Sighting Extremely Slender Moons Part I

 

   We here at Astroguyz always love a good challenge. Maybe I’ll never climb Everest or run an ultra marathon in Death Valley, but visual observation challenges happen in our local sky nightly.  [Read more...]