Refine Search

The Sky Guy

...W-shaped Cassiopeia and the house-shaped Cepheus, somewhat fainter. We can use the Big Dipper's handle's curvature to find Arcturus in the west and at the bottom of kite-shaped Bootes. To its left are Corona Borealis and Hercules. During pre-dawn and...
Shorter nights, but plenty to see

...on April 27 the half moon sits very low on the southern horizon during dawn with Jupiter right above it. In the east, find Arcturus by following the Big Dipper's handle. In the northeast Vega, Deneb and Altair are becoming more prominent. They can be...
Planets align for April viewing

...the southern horizon (in the evening). Those are Leo's Regulus on the right, Virgo's Spica on the left, and Bootes' Arcturus on the upper left. They play host to an intruder, Saturn, of similar brightness as the stars are. Until the wee hours that...
The Sky Guy

...Kach-emak Bay or above Cook Inlet. There are some bright stars out that could be mistaken for Mars. These stars are reddish Arcturus and Antares in the west and southwest. These are huge, cool stars that radiate at around 5,000 degrees F. That temperature...
Winter sky goes out with a bang

...above the Northern horizon; because we're so far North, the summer triangle is visible during Alaska winters as well. Arcturus rises in the east; besides being a bright star, it can also be found by following the Big Dipper's handle, which is curving...
The Sky Guy

...the sun and it?s very hard to view them, especially since they only appear during our long dawn hours. In the east find Arcturus by following the Big Dipper?s handle, in the Northeast Vega, Deneb and Altair are becoming more prominent. They can...
Peninsula Clarion - Community

...the Little Dipper with Polaris*, and atop the northern horizon appears the Big Dipper. The kite-shaped Bootes with red Arcturus is now setting while the summer triangle consisting of Deneb* (the swan's tail), Vega* and Altair* is getting closer...


  • 150 Trading Bay Rd, Kenai, AK 99611
  • Switchboard: 907-283-7551
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-283-3584
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Business Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-335-1257
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback