Hey, Sky Fans!
How’s things? I hope you’re having a great and safe weekend, and you’re getting by all right.
Do you love the Moon? That’s a dumb question. Imagine being the kind of person who doesn’t. “Nah, man, that thing? I’m good.”
The Moon’s not just great on its own, but if you’ve never thought about it before, you can use it as jumping-off point for places all around the galaxy.
I’m really proud of this new article I did for the good folks down at BBC Sky at Night Magazine. It was originally in their December 2020 issue (on newsstands now!). Now it’s online, too.
In it, we follow the Moon through a whole lunar month (also called a lunation), and let it guide us along as we see what we can see as we go. Lunations usually start on at the new Moon, which is tomorrow — December 14 — and go until the next new Moon. So, now’s a great time to get started. I hope you’ll give it a read and follow along:
I hope you like it, and let me know what you think.
Thanks for stopping by, keep safe, and clear skies, everyone!