2The Night Sky and its Movement

The night sky is rich with objects to observe and include in your nightscapes. There is the moon, meteors, the planets, comets, the Milky Way, and Iridium flares. All this on top of the multi-colored stars and the constellations they comprise, Figure 2.1! There are dazzling atmospheric phenomena you may wish to pursue: the kaleidoscopic colors of sunsets and sunrises, deep twilights, the zodiacal light, sky glow, ice haloes, noctilucent clouds, moonbows, and the hypnotic Aurora Borealis/Australis. Your understanding of the origins and characteristics of the objects and phenomena of the night sky; and how they ...

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