The Sky by Seasons

Winter 11

December 21 - 27 December 28 - January 3

January 4 - 10 January 11 - 17 January 18 - 24 January 25 - 31 February 1 - 7 February 8 - 14 February 15 - 21 February 22 - 28 (or 29) March 1 - 7 March 8 - 14

Spring 39

The seasonal lag 11

New year,new millennium,same stars 14

The year's first meteor shower 15

The flashing Dog Star 17

The Milky Way in winter 19

The winter clock 20

Who was Auriga the Charioteer? 23

The second-brightest star in the night sky 26

The Magellanic Clouds 28

A starry hothouse 30

Three star clusters 32

Gemini the Twins 34

The light that hides 36

Spring arrives 39 Finding true north 42 Finding true south 45

April 5 - 11 April 12 - 18 April 19 - 25 April 26 - May 2 May 3 - 9 May 10 - 16 May 17 - 23 May 24 - 30 May 31 - June 6 June 7 - 13

Summer 65

June 14 - 20 June 21 - 27 June 28 - July 4 July 5 - 11 July 12 - 18 July 19 - 25 July 26 - August 1 August 2 - 8

August 9 - 15 August 16 - 22 August 23 - 29 August 30 - September 5 September 6 - 12 September 13 - 19

Autumn 93

September 20 - 26 September 27 - October 3 October 4 - 10 October 11 - 17 October 18 - 24 October 25 - 31 November 1 - 7 November 8 - 14 November 15 - 21

The Beehive Cluster 47 A kingly star 49 The surprising Lyrid meteors 50 The Big Dipper's many identities 51 The Eta Aquarid meteor shower 53 Bootes the Herdsman 54 A star that bears watching 56 Quest for the Southern Cross 57 A cosmic window 60 A summer place 62

The Sun stands still 65

Clouds in space 67

The glorious Milky Way 68

Galactic central 70

Deep-sky treasures 72

Dog Days 75

The Summer Triangle 77

A false comet 79

Meteor shower alert 81

The Perseids: celestial fireworks 81

The Native American Scorpion 84

Summer holds on as autumn draws near 85

The smile in the sky and the watery realm 87

Time is distance among the stars 89

Fomalhaut: solitary star in the south 91

The Sun goes south 93 Star time 94 The Double Cluster 96 The rescue of Andromeda 98 Shooting stars from Orion 101 Five southern birds 102 A stepping stone to the universe 104 The Leonid meteor shower 106 The Pleiades rise at sunset 108

November 22 - 28 A star that 'winks' 109

November 29 - December 5 Betelgeuse, Betelgeux, Betelgeuze 111

December 6 - 12 The flashy Geminid meteor shower 112

December 13 - 20 Winter's eve 114

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