The Summer Triangle… Up Close

(Slate::Bad Astronomy) – Phil Plait:

If you go outside after sunset – and can tear your eyes off of the spectacle of Venus and Jupiter slowly merging in the west – turn around and look to the east. Not long after the sky gets good and dark, you’ll see a trio of bright stars not far above the horizon. Day by day, in the northern hemisphere these stars will be higher in the sky, seemingly strengthening as the season does as well. …

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Summer triangle Altair Deneb Vega

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