The Moon, Venus and Jupiter, the three most dominant objects in the night sky, will form a number of beautiful patters to grace the evening sky in the coming days. Venus and Jupiter have become so dominant in the west after sunset each night that you cannot help but notice them shining like diamonds, and as we enter a new lunar cycle, the young Moon creates beautiful patterns as the daily change in relative position makes for an exciting night sky. Things will get even more exciting next month when Venus and Jupiter reach conjunction, when they are at their closest alignment.
In 2005 I began writing a column for the San Francisco Waldorf School newsletter called "The Urban Astronomer." I started this blog in 2007 as a place to archive my articles and to offer additional insights on the night sky - even if you live in a big city. In 2008 I became an occasional guest on the KFOG Morning Show, and more recently on KALW and KGO. Archived shows are posted on the blog.