Skygazing in Surat : Stars, Planets and Summer Solistice in June 2020

4th June 2020 Mercury is at its greatest elongation. 5th June 2020 Fullmoon (Jyestha Shukla Purnima) World Environment Day 18, 19, 20 June 2020 Waning Crescent Moon 21st June 2020 Newmoon Summer Solistice – Longest Day of the year Father’s Day International Yoga Day 22, 23, 24 June 2020 Waxing Crescent Moon 23 June 2020Continue reading “Skygazing in Surat : Stars, Planets and Summer Solistice in June 2020”

Skygazing : End of Summer in Surat

Skygazing is going to get a break in Surat as the clouds take over the city slowly. Here is the Timelapse showing they bring the message of Monsoon. Could only spot Antares amidst the white bright clouds covered in the night sky. Jupiter was hiding behind the clouds and appeared once in a while. ItContinue reading “Skygazing : End of Summer in Surat”

Skygazing : Stars visible on 21st May 2020 in Surat

7:50 PM Surat SPICA shines bright in the Virgo constellation. It appears high in the east sky. Other stars of Virgo are not yet visible. The sky is light violet blue and turning dark slowly. PROCYON in the Canis Minor constellation is visible bright at this time. It is high in the west sky andContinue reading “Skygazing : Stars visible on 21st May 2020 in Surat”

Skygazing : See Crescent Moon in Surat

Look at the beauty of Crescent Moon and fall in love with skygazing. First glimpse of Crescent Moon marks the end of fasting month – Ramadan. WHEREIn Surat, IndiaCo-ordinates are 21.1 ° N latitude 72.8° E longitude WHEN21st May 2020 to 25th May 2020 WHAT YOU CAN SEE Crescent Moon WHAT YOU NEEDSense of Direction, Observation Skills & Patience a lot of it. DATEContinue reading “Skygazing : See Crescent Moon in Surat”

Best day for ISS spotting in May 2020 from Surat

On May 14, 2020 ISS will be passing over Surat. It will be visible clearly in the evening as it rises from South-West sky to pass before your eyes in the East sky to disappears in North-east direction. No spotting in May. It has been a while seen ISS has been fairly visible in SuratContinue reading “Best day for ISS spotting in May 2020 from Surat”

Skygazing : Top 20 bright stars in night sky

Some stars are brighter than others. Stars are classified according to their apparent brightness in the magnitude of -6 to 6. Negative values indicate brightest. Sun has a magnitude of -26 or so. While Venus has magnitude of -4 making it the brightest object after Sun and Moon. Let’s check which stars are visible inContinue reading “Skygazing : Top 20 bright stars in night sky”