It’s a particularly great night to look up and gaze at the wonders of the universe.
In addition to a lack of the moon in the night sky, tonight is expected to be clear allowing for folks throughout Connecticut to have a great perspective of the heavens.
Among the highlights:
- The Dumbbell Nebula, a dying-star remnant located approximately 1,300 light-years from Earth is in the faint constellation Vulpecula. It contains a bubble-like gas cloud lit up by a small star at its center. It should be easily seen by backyard telescopes throughout the region.
- Aquarids Peak will most visible early tomorrow morning. Although best seen from the Southern Hemisphere, it may be more easily visible given current weather conditions.