Mike Lynch

Orion and his gang continue to light up the heavens

We have the best of all worlds looking out from our own…


Moon, stars set stage for romantic evening

The night sky is a giant bay window with a great view…


Venus, Mars and the crescent moon share a group hug

Star-watching is wonderful this month. In fact, this is one of the…


The great winter chase in Everett skies: Orion and his gang

I have a passion for the great winter constellations that are now putting on their annual winter show in the southeastern sky. Longtime readers of… Continue reading

It’s time for Aries the Ram to shine; clarification on eclipse viewing

Aries the Ram is certainly not the smallest constellation in the night sky, although it sure appears to be. Constellations are more than dot-to-dot pictures… Continue reading

Starwatch: At Christmas, the heavens gove us a little tree

Our Earth, in its orbit around the sun, has reached the point of winter solstice. From now until late June, days will get longer and… Continue reading

A celestial Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?

The stories of most of the brighter constellations in our night skies involve Greek and Roman mythology, so it’s really difficult to find one that… Continue reading

Summer is still alive in the December night sky

Just like professional sports seasons, there’s a lot of overlap with the constellation seasons. In fact, something called the “Summer Triangle” is still hanging in… Continue reading

You might have to strain to see the Andromeda Galaxy

and the 1969 Michael Crichton novel… Continue reading

Starwatch: There’s super hype about Monday night’s full moon

No doubt you’ve heard there will be “super moon” Monday. It’s a term that I didn’t know until a few years ago. It’s not an… Continue reading

The great adventures of Perseus, hero and lover

Many of the constellations have epic tales of heroism with a lot of romance mixed in, both in good and bad ways. One of the… Continue reading

Colder but cooler stargazing in November

As of next Sunday, it will be dark enough for stargazing by 7 p.m. The tradeoff, of course, is that you have to put on… Continue reading

Starwatch: Look carefully if you’re dragon hunting

By Mike Lynch Special to The Herald With Halloween approaching, I thought it only appropriate to feature a monster constellation. Draco the Dragon would certainly… Continue reading

Starwatch: Spot the little dolphin and the tiny horsey

I’m deep-tracking a bit this week. Eighty constellations can be seen from Earth, and they’re all different sizes. Delphinus the Dolphin is the 19th smallest,… Continue reading

We have an appointment with the bright star Vega this week

This week, we’re having a “supermoon”on Saturday night, one of three this year. A supermoon is a full moon that occurs when the moon is… Continue reading

Here is what you’ll be seeing in the October night sky

It’s really autumn now, and it’s a really wonderful time to get out and enjoy the absolute beauty of the Everett night sky. We’re entering… Continue reading

The Little Crown of Stars

The diminutive but distinct constellation Corona Borealis has been out all summer long and is now making its final curtain call in our evening sky… Continue reading

Say hello to autumn with a galactic happening

This is absolutely the last weekend of summer, even though signs of autumn are everywhere. Astronomical summer switches over to astronomical autumn at 7:21 a.m.… Continue reading

This year’s harvest moon brightens night sky starting Thursday

The full harvest moon will be Friday night, but for all practical purposes it will be full on Thursday evening as well. As the moon… Continue reading

What you’ll see in the night skies during September

If you’re like me, you hang on to summer as long as you can, and one way to do that is September stargazing. There are… Continue reading