Night Sky: Geminids Meteor Shower, Visible Planets, and Other Highlights for December

November offered great views of nebulae! This is the Flame (lower left quadrant) and the Horse Head Nebulae (upper right quadrant) and a couple of small reflection nebulae! The main star in this shot is Alnitak.  It’s the easternmost star in Orion’s belt. With a visual magnitude of +1.7, it’s easy to see with the […] Hatteras Features |  Full Article

Night Sky: Venus, Arcturus, Spica and Other Highlights of the Night Skies for April By Gerry Lebing

Start April by looking across the sound to the west, right around sundown.  If the skies are clear, you will easily spot Venus, the third brightest object in our skies – (only the sun and the moon are brighter!) Venus is named after the Roman god of love and beauty.  It’s often called the evening […] Hatteras Features |  Full Article