Think of Mercury as a metal ball a bit larger than our Moon, with a rocky crust on top. more about Mercury at #365DaysOfAstro with @blackrockcastle
June will be warmer, with shorter nights, but still some good events. Watch for Mercury and Mars in a conjunction mid-month, Jupiter up all night long, and some good lunar close encounters.
This week we have several news. NASA budget, Mercury dusty ring, Oportunity last panorama & discussion about Spitzer & Star Formation
A great morning lineup in the beginning of the month, a conjunction mid-month, all the naked-eye planets visible at some point in the month, winter constellations, and a great lineup ending the month is making February look like a GREAT month for naked eye astronomy.
Prepare your instrument for December night sky. Comet Wirtanen will be at its closest approach. And What makes a galaxy? more with @awesomeastropod at #365DaysOfAstro
December! the longest nights will give you plenty of time to observe geminid meteors, lunar close encounters, and conjunction. #365DaysOfAstro with @MrWebbPV
Where’s the best place to live on Mercury? Where did the Big Bang start? lets find out the answer here at #365DaysOfAstro