Summer Triangle


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Summer Triangle

n.
A large triangular asterism formed by the bright stars Altair, Vega, and Deneb, appearing in the summer night sky for observers in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Watch for three bright stars called the Summer Triangle.
One element that makes many a June nightfall a time of peace is the wonderfully slow coming out of the stars--especially the fairly low Summer Triangle --in the longest twilights of the year.
The Milky Way -- which is faintly visible to the naked eye in the form of an ephemeral, smudged line -- rises from between the constellations of Sagittarius and Scorpius, cuts through the summer triangle -- which is traced by connecting the stars Vega, Altair and Deneb -- and sinks below the horizon near the Cassiopeia constellation.
The asterism of the summer triangle is gradually becoming well placed and is comprised of three bright stars (Altair, Deneb and Vega) forming a large triangle in the sky.
Altair almost seems separated now from its brothers Vega and Deneb, the other two bird-stars of the big Summer Triangle.
As summer moves into autumn, look out for the Summer Triangle, shown in the chart.
Stargazers will be having a nice time watching the night sky with the famous Summer Triangle of the stars Vega, Deneb and Altair," Pagasa said.
Stargazers will be having a nice time watching the night sky with the famous Summer Triangle of the stars Vega, Deneb and Altair of the constellations Lyra, Aquila and Cygnus, respectively, being well placed in the eastern horizon before midnight," it stated.
Deep sky: The Autumn constellations of Pegasus , Perseus and Auriga are now taking charge of the night sky with the summer Triangle which encompasses the constellations of Cygnus, Aquila and Lyra sinking lower in the East .
Summer Triangle LCC Hong Kong and Rural Cooperative (Inkud) have signed an initial agreement to produce bio fuel from jatropha curcas with an investment of US$250 million in 50 years.
To learn more about the Perseids and other summer events--including June's low-transiting moon, July's three-star Summer Triangle, and the gathering of four planets in August--go to http://stardate.
The Summer Triangle is the stellar gauge of summer.

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