If the moon looks a little bigger and brighter to you these days, you’re right. WCCO Radio Meteorologist Mike Lynch explains the so-called “supermoon” phenomenon. “The ‘supermoon’ is a term that comes from astrology, not astronomy,” Lynch said.
Check out the Pleiades star cluster in the eastern evening skies this weekend. By 9 p.m. it’s up in low eastern sky.
In the Early morning eastern sky Thursday, look as the waning crescent moon will pass by the planet Mars in the constellation Gemini the Twins.
Mike Lynch says to look for the moon and Jupiter to be close together in the pre-twilight early morning sky. They’ll be especially close together early Saturday morning.
Tomorrow (Thursday) morning they’ll be a really cool crescent moon in the eastern sky.
At 8:23 this evening, a half hour before sunset, select a spot where you can see the sun in the low northwestern sky.
A Minneapolis astronomy professor said Friday that he’s stunned by the attention he’s getting for suggesting the signs of the zodiac are all wrong.