At Sunrise on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 the sun was pointing toward the moon and rose at about 6 AM. The North Star shows you which direction is north, and the star gets highest on the dome opposite the North Star. 7. (10 points) using the skills you learned in this activity, identify a constellation that is circumpolar from your location. Also, identify a rising and a setting constellation that will currently be visible from your location at some time. Be sure to include your location, data and time of observation. On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:15 PM I could identify constellations from El Cajon, CA.
During the day, the Sun is near the stars of the constellation Gemini. Just as the saying goes, “Rises in the east, sets in the west”. Even though we often don pay attention to them, the stars are doing almost the exact same thing as the Sun is doing. The constellation that I observed is “Gemini. ” 8. (10 points) Using the skills you learned in this activity, determine the lowest declination that is visible from your location and find an object that is near this declination. Be sure to include your location, data and time of observation. The lowest declination in San Diego, CA is -57 and the north latitude is 33 at Midnight.
With this declination the nearest object to see is Triangular Constellation. 9. (10 points) Using the skills you learned in this activity, determine the approximate month that the Sun is within the borders of each zodiac constellation. First, the zodiacal constellations provide the backdrop for the pathway of the sun around our sky each year, and of the moon for every month. Since the sun’s path lies within these constellations, you know you can look for them long the approximate path that the sun follows during the day from east to west across the sky.
The constellations of the Zodiac should be visible during the month of October. 10. (1 0 points) Using the skills you learned in this activity, find and name one constellation that is currently each of the following: rising in east, high in the south, setting in the west, and not visible at all from your location at midnight. Determine the seasonal group of which each constellation you name is a part. Which constellation is part of the group seen during the current season? Be ere to include your location, data and time of observation.