The Stars of April

Sunday 01 April 2018 - 15:55:00 Category: April Posted by  Administrator Comments (0)
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Featuring Bootes and Corvus

 Daylight savings time is in use in most northern latitudes, while darkness now arrives earlier in the south. The Big Dipper (The Plough) is high in the northern sky, Leo is prominent from all latitudes, and the Milky Way, containing a wealth of bright stars, is well placed for those in the southern hemisphere.

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 The seven stars in the Great Bear's tail and rump form the big dipper. The second star in the tail is Mizar, which has a companion, Alcor. Both can be seen with binoculars or by anyone with good eyesight.

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