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Sky Map for February
There is no brighter constellation in the night sky than Orion, the Hunter. And there is no better...
Night Sky for February 2020
Here’s the February 2020 Guide to the Bright Planets from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. This month,...
Sky Map for January
Our January 2020 Sky Map hones in on the best of the month’s night sky—with accompanying text—so it...
Night Sky for January 2020
Venus dominates in January, a fiery beacon at nightfall. At the end of the month (January 27 and 28...
Night Sky for December 2019
Here is the Sky Watch for the December 2019 night sky. This month brings a Venus–Saturn conjunction...
Sky Map: December 2019
Our December 2019 Sky Map highlights the December 10 Venus–Saturn conjunction! See a star chart...
Night Sky for November 2019
Welcome to the Sky Watch for November 2019. Here is your guide to see the bright planets and other...
Night Sky for November 2019
The highlight for our November 2019 Sky Watch is the Venus and Jupiter Conjunction on November 24. ...
Crescent Moon and Jupiter Meet-Up Halloween Night
This week’s crescent Moon is extra special. On Halloween night, October 31, see the brightest “star...
Fascinating Facts About Saturn
Did you know that Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun, is named after an ancient Roman god? Here...
Night Sky for October 2019
Welcome to the Sky Watch for October 2019. Jupiter and Saturn dominate the night for all to see—...
See Saturn and Jupiter in Early Fall
As autumn begins, we have a few more weeks to look at the most amazing part of the night sky. Let...
Night Sky for September 2019
Welcome to the Sky Watch for September 2019. Jupiter and Saturn can be found in the sky at...
Night Sky for August 2019
Welcome to the Sky Watch for August 2019. Bright Jupiter and Saturn are wonderfully positioned this...
How to See Saturn While It's At Its Brightest
In this age of hype, Saturn remains one of the true show-stoppers. But, as with Earthly affairs,...
Night Sky for July 2019
Welcome to the Sky Watch for July 2019. This month, see Jupiter and Saturn shine all night long....
Tonight, See Saturn Near the Moon in the Night Sky!
In June 2019, the Moon pairs up with three planets, while planets meet other planets! Next up:...
Night Sky for June 2019
Welcome the Almanac Sky Watch for June 2019! We’re here to help backyard stargazers navigate the...
Night Sky for May 2019
Welcome the Almanac Sky Watch for May 2019! We’re here to help backyard stargazers navigate the...
Night Sky for April 2019
Welcome the Almanac Sky Watch for April 2019! We’re here to help backyard stargazers navigate the...
Night Sky for March 2019
Welcome the Almanac Sky Watch for March 2019! We’re here to help backyard stargazers navigate the...
Night Sky for February 2019
Sky Watch February 2019 by Bob Berman, as featured in The 2019 Old Farmer’s Almanac In February,...
Night Sky for January 2019
The new year kicks off with a total eclipse of the Moon on January 20–21, 2019. Here are highlights...
December 2018 Night Sky Guide
Which planets can be seen in the night sky? In the Sky Watch for December 2018, Bob Berman...
November 2018 Night Sky Guide
Mid-November, the Moon pairs up with Saturn and Mars. Venus gets brighter. And another meteor...
October 2018 Night Sky Guide
Here are highlights of the October 2018 night sky! We’ll help you spot bright planets, meteor...
Moon Meets Four Planets September 11 to 19
Over the upcoming days, see the Moon visit four bright planets–for the last great conjunctions of...
Sky Watch: September 2018
Welcome to your September 2018 Sky Watch. We’ll help you spot the best night sky events of...
Where in Space Are We Headed?
Want to be amazed? Look skyward on the next clear night. With your own eyes, you’ll be able to see...
Sky Watch: August 2018
Welcome to your August 2018 Sky Watch! We’ll help you spot the best night sky events of June,...
Fourth of July Planets: A Parade of Worlds
On Independence Day, the same scene will be repeated around the country. Crowds will gather as...
Sky Watch: July 2018
Welcome to your July 2018 Sky Watch! We’ll help you spot the best night sky events of June,...
Saturn at Its Brightest—Next to the Full Strawberry Moon on Wednesday
It’s a truly extraordinary conjunction. Saturn reaches opposition—shining at its biggest and...
Sky Watch: June 2018
Welcome to your June 2018 Sky Watch! We’ll help you spot the best night sky events of June,...
What’s the Slowest-Spinning Planet?
Space is famous for zippy activity, like streaking meteors that sail through the night sky. But...
The Moon, Saturn, and Mars Meet on April 6–7
Sometimes the actual sky is so compelling, we’re forced to simply look out the window. Such is the...
A Perfect Time to See Saturn
On Tuesday evening, September 26, look at the Moon at nightfall, around 8:00 PM. A star dangles...
Fourth of July Sky: Jupiter and Saturn
Independence Day (U.S.) is the evening when most Americans are watching the sky. While you wait for...
June's Honey Moon: The Lowest of the Year
June’s Full Moon is the lowest of the year. This has all sorts of consequences … Technically full...
Saturday Night: Alignment At Our Galaxy's Core
Something special happens in the sky Saturday night, May 13. The Moon will hover next to the...
Don't-Miss Triangle: Moon, Saturn, and Mars
Tonight or on your first clear night, face south between 8:30 and 9:00 PM. You’ll see a striking...