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The Sky This Week

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, June 16 – 24

Friday, June 16 • By the time it's fully dark this week, Altair is shining well up in the east. A finger-width above it or to its upper left is its little sidekick Tarazed (Gamma Aquilae), actually an orange giant that's far in the background. Altair is 17 light-years from us; Tarazed is about 460. Saturday, June 17 • The last-quarter ..