Ep. 157: Constellations

Posted on Oct 29, 2009 in Observing | 4 comments

Ursa Major

Ursa Major

Did you know there are 88 constellations in the night sky? Let’s learn about the constellations and other star formations, their history, their connection to the zodiac, and how to find some of them.

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    1. Finally an episode! what took you guys so long!!?
      and Happy Halloween!!!

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    2. Fraser and Pamela,
      You guys got sidereal and solar days mixed up in the podcast. It is the Solar day that is about four minutes longer as the Earth needs to rotate about a degree more to get the sun in the same position in the sky as opposed to the stars. The stars rise about 4 minutes earlier each night, which is why the sidereal day is only about 23h 56m 4.1s in length.

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    3. wonderful show!
      thank u.

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