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August 2012: Skies over …

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August 2012: Skies over Crestone

Sky Almanac Aug 5, 11:31pm: Tear yourself away from Greco-Roman wrestling and fencing to watch the descent of Curiosity onto the surface of Mars. It’s going to be a cliff-hanger! Aug 11-12: Perseid meteor shower should be best after midnight when Perseus rises above the horizon. You should be able to see one or two […]

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July 2012: Skies over Cr…

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July 2012: Skies over Crestone

Sky Almanac Pairs of planets grace our evening and morning skies. At dusk Mars and Saturn lie near the star Spica. Before dawn Venus and Jupiter are close to Aldebaran and the Pleiades. Throughout the month there will be a dramatic rush of Mars toward Saturn and Spica. July 3: The full moon of July is […]

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June 2012: Skies over Cr…

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June 2012: Skies over Crestone

Sky Almanac Throughout May, the gorgeous and stunning planet named after the Goddess of Beauty, Venus, dominated the evening skies. In mid-month it plummeted toward the western horizon. On June 1 it will be barely visible. Then on June 5 it will be moving across the disk of the sun, as a small dark dot, […]

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May 2012: Skies over Cre…

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May 2012: Skies over Crestone

by Kim Malville Sky almanac Venus dominates the evening skies, remaining visible until 11:30 at the start of the month. But, once achieving its greatest height, it falls rapidly throughout May. At the start of the month Venus is 36° above the horizon, and at the end it will have fallen to 6° above the […]

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April 2012: Skies over C…

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April 2012: Skies over Crestone

by Kim Malville Almanac April 1: Venus dominates the western sky in the evening throughout the month. Perhaps you have been watching Jupiter and Venus, which have been flirting with each other during March. Jupiter will be dropping closer to the horizon and become hard to see at the end of April. April 2-3: Venus […]

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