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Summer Triangle How to find and observe the main star in the summer sky

Summer Triangle How to find and observe the main star in the summer sky

Here is a guide on how to identify and follow the famous asterisk called the Summer Triangle. It is all visible to the naked eye

With the advent of warm weather, it is necessary to talk about the famous summer triangle. First of all, let’s say it’s an asterisk or a group of stars that looks like a geometric figure (in this case a triangle). The stars that make it up are Vega from the constellation Lyra, Deneb From the constellation Cygnus e eagle Constellation Aquila. It contrasts with the same fame winter triangle It is formed by the stars Betelgeuse in the constellation Orion, Procyon in the constellation Canis Minor and Sirius in the constellation Canis Major. Let’s find out how to spot it.

The Summer Triangle is immersed in the Milky Way. Credits: Daniel Gaspari

The Summer Triangle is visible in the northeast already after sunset as the aurora lights disappear. Vega will be the first visible star As we remember, it turned out to be the brightest in the summer sky. Down on the left, the swan’s tail will be visible, and on the right, almost simultaneously, Altair will be visible. As time passes, even under a sky polluted by light, The three stars will always be brighter Presenting during the months of July, August and partly September. Good reviews and clear skies.

For those who want to get closer to observing the sky, we recommend the book Daniel Gaspari“,”First encounter with the starry skyHere it is links.

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