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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...
First Dawn of 2019: Three Planets and Moon Align
Want to welcome 2019 in grand style? So happens, the year begins with an eye-catching celestial...
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...
Sky Watch: August 2018
Welcome to your August 2018 Sky Watch! We’ll help you spot the best night sky events of June,...
Venus Shines in Summertime: 10 Fun Facts
Venus, the Evening Star, is in her glory from June through August. Our neighbor is the second-...
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,...
Sky Watch: June 2018
Welcome to your June 2018 Sky Watch! We’ll help you spot the best night sky events of June,...
Venus, Planet of Paradox
Sister planet. Nearest neighbor. Goddess of love. How appealing the planet Venus sounds! But the...
What’s the Slowest-Spinning Planet?
Space is famous for zippy activity, like streaking meteors that sail through the night sky. But...
The Year's Best Conjunction is Sunday, March 18
An unusual thing happens Sunday evening at 7:30 P.M.—a beautiful meeting of the three closest...
Planet Spectacle: The Show Will Start Soon
This year will indeed be extraordinary for planets. We will see one of the closest approaches of...
The Smiling Moon, Venus, Mars on October 17
Maybe you’ve already seen it. Low in the east, just before dawn—say at 6:15 or so—is the brightest...
Venus Brightest in February: See Your Shadow by Venus Light
Dazzling Venus is getting even brighter in February! And “dazzling” is no exaggeration. The evening...
Don't Miss Venus in the Evening Sky This Month
Don’t miss beautiful planet Venus dazzling in the evening sky this month. It’s that bright “star”...
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