Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer sunshine

One month beyond the Summer Solstice, and the lowering sun is becoming more evident. In Fairbanks its getting dim, and over the next few days, cloud cover permitting, a few bright stars will be visible around solar midnight, which is 2AM ADT. The sun path chart at the right illustrates how the solar decline will accelerate.

Update July 28th: Jupiter was clearly visible in the southeast sky about 130am on July 27th. Vega was clearly visible about 115am in the southwest sky about 115am on July 28th.

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