Skygazing : Apparent motion of the stars

Earth revolves around the Sun and rotates on its own axis. Moon revolves around the Earth. Since Earth rotates on its axis from West to East, the sky appears to move from East to West. This can be seen easily with the movement of Sun and Moon across the sky during the span of hours.Continue reading “Skygazing : Apparent motion of the stars”

Skygazing : Stars visible on 9th May 2020 in Surat

Best view of Virgo constellation. Let your eyes adjust to darkness for best experience. It will take 30-45 mins. 09:00 PM Surat Stars in Virgo constellation Moon is yet to rise tonight. In another 30 minutes moon will shine bright in the sky, but until then I enjoyed the view of Virgo constellation and theContinue reading “Skygazing : Stars visible on 9th May 2020 in Surat”

Skygazing : Stars visible on 8th May 2020 in Surat

Let your eyes adjust to darkness for best experience. It will take 30-45 mins. 08 May 2020 09:30 PM Surat Antares is visible. Antares is the brightest star in Scorpius constellation. The three stars in this constellation which form a line and signify claw of the scorpion image are in close proximity to the Moon.Continue reading “Skygazing : Stars visible on 8th May 2020 in Surat”

SKYGAZING : Location of Planets in Summer Sky as seen from Surat, India

WHEREIn Surat, IndiaCo-ordinates are 21.1 ° N latitude 72.8° E longitude WHENMay 2020 WHAT YOU CAN SEEPlanets – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn WHAT YOU NEEDSense of Direction, Observation Skills & Patience a lot of it. MERCURY Mercury is an interior planet with respect to the Earth. It is the closest planet to the Sun. So you will seeContinue reading “SKYGAZING : Location of Planets in Summer Sky as seen from Surat, India”

Sky gazing in Surat – May 2020

WHEREIn Surat, IndiaCo-ordinates are 21.1 ° N latitude 72.8° E longitude WHEN03-05-2020 8 PM onwards WHAT YOU CAN SEEMoonScorpius & Libra ConstellationStars – Antares, Shaula, Rigil, Hadar, Spica, Regulus, Algieba FOR BEGINNERS Sky at night keeps moving every hour due to the rotation of Earth. So the stars move across the sky over the night.Continue reading “Sky gazing in Surat – May 2020”

Migratory Birds Seagulls visit Surat every winter

Seagulls visit Tapi River banks in Surat every year during winter in large numbers. They come in thousands and stay here for 3-4 months from November to February. This year as well they have come to taste Surti food for which they have become adapted and habituated for. It seems they keep coming to tasteContinue reading “Migratory Birds Seagulls visit Surat every winter”