See the “Summer Triangle” in the night sky this month

See the “Summer Triangle” in the night sky this month

Look skyward after dusk to see the bright stars of the Summer Triangle asterism – Vega, Deneb and Altair – rise above the eastern horizon.

The Summer Triangle is an annual feature of the northern summer sky and remains visible until late December, according to geophysicist Chris Vaughan, an amateur astronomer with SkySafari Software who oversees Space.com’s Night Sky calendar. The star pattern is particularly well placed in July and August as it shines directly overhead around midnight, according to Scientific orientation (opens in a new tab).

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