Monday, December 1, 2014

Tonight's Sky for December 1: Moon Meets Uranus

New to astronomy? Want to see Uranus but don't know where to look? Well, it's your lucky night as the Moon will be right next to the Uranus. 

To see Uranus, just go out before sunrise and look up as the Moon is, of course, impossible to miss. As for Uranus, grab a pair of binoculars and it's that greenish 'star' right next to Luna. The way to tell that Uranus is a planet (besides its color)? . In a telescope, Uranus is obviously not a star as a planetary disc is very evident at high powers. As for what this means, look at Uranus and notice its clear-cut edges. Then swing to a star and notice its diffuse edges.

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