Saturday, July 16, 2011

Summer Triangle of Stars

"More than any other month, July is the month of the Summer Triangle. At mid-northern latitudes, the Summer Triangle’s stars – as if a trio of school kids on vacation – stay out from dusk till dawn, dancing amidst the stars of our Milky Way galaxy. As our Earth turns tonight, Vega, Deneb and Altair travel westward across the sky.

The Summer Triangle shines high overhead in the middle of the night, and sparkles in the west as the rose-colored dawn begins to color the sky." -- Read the rest & see the configurations so you can follow the triangle series starting tonight. Via
Earthsky Tonight.

ciao-starry-meow/GG Sky Watch

(photograph by Beata Rydén)