Might 2019: The Stars of Spring

May 1, 2019 - Comment

The Sky Tour astronomy podcast for Might 2019 begins with meteors created by Halley’s Comet after which helps you discover the most effective stars and constellations within the night skies of late spring. This episode is sponsored by Celestron, producer of high-quality telescopes and an business chief in creating thrilling optical merchandise with revolutionary applied


The Sky Tour astronomy podcast for Might 2019 begins with meteors created by Halley’s Comet after which helps you discover the most effective stars and constellations within the night skies of late spring.

Celestron logoThis episode is sponsored by Celestron, producer of high-quality telescopes and an business chief in creating thrilling optical merchandise with revolutionary applied sciences.

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This month’s Sky Tour tells you the place and when to search for meteoric particles shed by Halley’s comet, guides you to a few planets within the night sky, and allows you to uncover key stars and constellations within the night skies of late spring.

Annually in early Might, planet Earth glides throughout the orbit of Halley’s Comet, and when that occurs, we run into rocky grit shed by the comet centuries in the past. These bits of Halley slam into our environment at 66 kilometers per second — 148,000 miles per hour — and create the “taking pictures stars” of the Eta Aquariid meteor bathe.

The Eta Aquariids can solely be seen within the hours earlier than daybreak, however different celestial sights await you in Might’s night skies. Use our Sky Tour podcast to trace down the planets Mars, Jupiter, and Mercury. Then revel within the stars of late spring.

One key constellation is Leo, the Lion, and its brightest star, Regulus. Search for Leo excessive within the sky at the moment of yr. Regulus sits on the backside of a series of stars, known as the Sickle, formed like a backward query mark.

Ursa Major and Big Dipper

The acquainted sample we name the Massive Dipper truly types the spine and tail of the constellation Ursa Main, the Massive Bear.
Stellarium

Then flip northward and look practically overhead to search out the Massive Dipper. It is positioned the other way up, as if pouring celestial soup into an imaginary pot. With our narrated Sky Tour as your information, you may study why some stargazers confer with the Massive Dipper because the “Swiss Military knife of the sky.” You may even use it to inform what time it’s.

To search out out the place and when to identify all these sky sights and plenty of extra, play or obtain this month’s episode.



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