The sky is mostly clear to clear tonight. When you look into the western sky you will be able to see two planets (Jupiter and Venus). Above and to the left you will see the Moon. The current phase of the moon is waxing crescent with 43% of the Moon’s visible disk illuminated. The next primary phase of the Moon is the First Quarter and that is on the 24th at 6:02 AM.
Last night the Northern Lights were visible across Iowa. Here are a few of photos taken in Iowa.
Taken by Dylan Johnson
Taken by Mike Thalman
Taken by Carol Hansen
We do have a chance to see them again tonight (Tuesday night). Typically the best chance to see them is around midnight or later. You look north. You would be surprised how many people ask me which direction they should look to see the Northern Lights.
The larger green area has the best chance to see the northern lights tonight and the area north of the thing green line has a chance to see them.
Posted under Astronomy
This post was written by Schnack on June 23, 2015