Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tonight's Sky for November 26: Capella at Opposition

As the song said, “the times, they are a changin,” and this rings especially true in the sky as the fall stars are all now well-placed as soon as the sky gets dark. To illustrate, Capella, alpha Auriga, which is the first visible star of the Winter Hexagon asterism, now rises just about the time the Sun sets. For that matter, the Sun will reach its most Southerly rise point (hence the start of astronomical winter) in less than a month.  

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