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 : 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”

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”