Saturn & Mars visible near the moon tonight

Look into the southern sky tonight, June 18, 2016, after sunset. The red planet Mars should be easy to spot to the right of the moon. Saturn may be a little tougher to see with the brightness of the nearly full moon. Use your finger to cover the moon and you should be able to spot Saturn just to the right of the moon. There will be a third bright object nearby between Saturn and Mars. That is the star Antares, which could easily be mistaken for Saturn if you don’t see all 3.   The weather should cooperate nicely…

Sunday Science Tidbit; ITCZ: Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone

If you look at the Earth from space, you’ll notice a narrow band of clouds around the earth. In this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit we’re goin…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Glories, Brocken Spectre, and Heiligenschein

In this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit we’re going to take a look at 3 optical events known as glories, brocken spectre, and heiligenschein. T…