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Tag: Skywatch

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Adler Skywatch: March 2019

Friday March 1st
Karen Donnelly

Get ready to move your clocks ahead an hour and to welcome the season of Spring this month—March 2019. Daylight Saving Time starts this year on the 10th at 2:00 a.m. local time. Move your clocks ahead one hour on this date. We’ll get that hour back on November 3, when Daylight Saving Time ends […]

Man observes the night sky through a telescope in a back yard.

Adler Skywatch: February 2019

Saturday February 2nd
Karen Donnelly

The closest “Supermoon,” of the year and glimpses of all the naked-eye-visible planets can be expected during February 2019. About an hour after sunset, the planet Mars is about halfway up in the sky, between the zenith and the southwest horizon. It’s not as bright as some of the wintertime evening stars to its east, […]

Catch a total lunar eclipse in Chicago this January!

Adler Skywatch: January 2019

Friday January 4th
Karen Donnelly

Bright stars and planets, meteors, an eclipse, a “Supermoon,” and a close approach by the Sun are all expected during January 2019. In evening twilight this month, the planet Mars is high in the southern skies. The night of the 12th, it appears near a waxing crescent Moon. Each evening Mars appears higher in the […]

December 2018 Skywatch | Here's what's happening in our night sky!

Adler Skywatch: December 2018

Saturday December 1st
Karen Donnelly

Do the days seem to be getting a little darker this month? It’s not your imagination. You can see the change for yourself, along with some of the night’s brightest stars and planets, during the month of December 2018! This month the Sun rises around 7:00 am CT, and sets before 4:30 pm. That means […]

Adler Skywatch - #LookUp With Us This Month!

Adler Skywatch: October 2018

Saturday October 20th
Karen Donnelly

Watching the skies as they change—from day to night, from season to season—is a pastime as old as civilization. It’s even more fun when you know something about what you’re watching. Here are a few sky highlights you can see for yourself in the month of October 2018. The planet Mars is the brightest readily […]

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