August 17, 2009
Cat Lady No. 227...Mesmerized by Moonlight
Cat Lady Jordan and her beautiful Maine Coon Tabby Cassiopeia know just how to beat the heat on warm summer nights: spread a blanket out on the grass and enjoy looking at the moon and stars, and the occasional planet.
Stardate Online is an excellent website that will tell you the phase of the moon on any given night, PLUS where in the sky to look for specific planets.
For example: "Venus, the morning star, is below the Moon at first light on the 17th, and to the upper right of the Moon on the 18th [of August]".
There is also a Sunrise/Sunset Calculator and a Beginner's Guide to Stargazing.
Happy gazing and thanks for visiting!
This original ACEO watercolor illustration has just been listed for sale in my Etsy shop...add it to your collection by visiting Stargazers No. 3 ACEO