Category Archives: Celestial Navigator by PahaQue

Celestial Navigator – November 2015

November is always a great time of year for stargazing.  Cool nights and crisp clear air provide spectacular views on cloudless nights.  As always, stargazing is best away from cities and populated areas, and is a great nighttime activity in … Continue reading

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Celestial Navigator for September 2015

September promises lots of exciting night sky activity – ideal for camping and stargazing.  The first half of this month will bring us great views of Mercury and Neptune, a new moon, and a partial eclipse!  During the latter half … Continue reading

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Celestial Navigator – July 2015

JULY MOON PHASES Wednesday, July 8, 4:24 p.m. EDT  Last Quarter Moon The Last Quarter Moon rises around 1:30 a.m. and sets around 1:30 p.m. It is most easily seen just after sunrise in the southern sky. Wednesday, July 15, … Continue reading

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Celestial Navigator – June 2015

How to Photograph the Moon If you own a DSLR or a point and shootwith an optical zoom, I’m sure that every once in a while you see a beautiful moon and you think about taking a picture of it, … Continue reading

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Celestial Navigator – May 2015

The night sky tonight and on any clear night offers an ever-changing display of fascinating objects you can see, from stars and constellations to bright planets, often the moon, and sometimes special events like meteor showers. Observing the night sky … Continue reading

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Celestial Navigator – April 2015

 April Stargazing and the Zodiacal Light Tonight, or any night after sunset in this month of April 2015, people around the world will see the dazzling planet Venus in the western sky. Then … wait a bit for the sky … Continue reading

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Celestial Navigator – March 2015

Sky Maps and Smartphone Apps Stargazing for Dummies How many among us can look up at the night sky and point out prominent stars, planets, and other heavenly wonders, purely from memory?  Certainly there are some of us who are … Continue reading

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