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Night Sky Map for January 2021: The Brightest Sky of the Year
Our January 2021 Sky Map hones in on the best of the month’s night sky—with accompanying text—so it...
Night Sky Map for December 2020: Rotation of the Stars
Ever noticed how the stars move? The entire sky appears to rotate around the North Star above us. (...
Night Sky Map for November 2020: Constellations in The Water
Welcome to the November Sky Map! When you look to the south on November evenings, your view of the...
Night Sky Map for October 2020: Constellations, Then and Now
Welcome to the October Sky Map! This month, we highlight constellations. Who was the first person...
Night Sky Map for September 2020: Pegasus & Measuring the Sky
Welcome to the Night Sky Map for September 2020! This month, watch for Pegasus, the Winged Horse,...
Night Sky Map for August 2020: The Milky Way
Welcome to the Night Sky Map for August 2020! This month, we talk about one of the night sky’s most...
The Dog Days of Summer
The “Dog Days” of summer last from July 3 to August 11. What are the Dog Days, exactly? The ancient...
Night Sky Map for June 2020: See the Stars Move
Welcome to the Night Sky Map for June 2020! Why do objects like stars appear move across the sky at...
Night Sky Map for July 2020: The Summer Triangle
Welcome to the Night Sky Map for July 2020! This month, we talk about the three “stars of summer,”...
Closest Black Hole to Earth Discovered
“Closest black hole” is the astro-news this past week. And let’s briefly explore it, just so you...
Night Sky Map for May 2020: Asterisms
Welcome to the Night Sky Map for May 2020! This month, learn about asterisms, which are unofficial...
Night Sky Map for April 2020: Minor Constellations
Welcome to the Night Sky Map for April 2020! This month, we focus on lesser-known constellations...
Night Sky Map for March 2020: The Big Dipper
Welcome to the Night Sky Map for March 2020! This month, we focus on “pointers” in the sky to help...
How to Find Sirius, the Dog Star
Who hasn’t heard of the Dog Star, Sirius? It’s the brightest star in the sky in late winter and...
Sky Map for February
There is no brighter constellation in the night sky than Orion, the Hunter. And there is no better...
Betelgeuse and Orion: Maximum Weirdness
This past week, the star Betelgeuse (Orion’s “left shoulder”) dimmed. Most reports jumped on the...
Sky Map: December 2019
Our December 2019 Sky Map highlights the December 10 Venus–Saturn conjunction! See a star chart...
Sky Map: November 2019
Let’s show some appreciation for the Moon this month. Watch it as it moves across the night sky ...
Sky Map: October 2019
In October, the night sky contains eight well-known star patterns visible in the early evening. We’...
Sky Map: September 2019
The Autumnal Equinox is upon us! Look up for some wonderful fall stargazing. Here’s viewing...
Sky Map: August 2019
Spot the elusive planet Mercury in the east before sunrise! It’s a rare opportunity to get a...
Sky Map: July 2019
The sky map for July 2019 depicts the night sky on the Fourth of July! After the fireworks die down...
Sky Map: June 2019
The sky map for June 2019 depicts the eastern sky on the first night of summer (Friday, June 21)—...
Sky Map: May 2019
Stargazing is typically a relaxing evening pursuit at the conclusion of a busy day. But the stars...
Sky Map: April 2019
In Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, April is the month when the world awakes from its long winter sleep...
Sky Map: March 2019
The Big Dipper is more than just a fan-favorite constellation! Using it as an anchor point, you can...
Sky Map: February 2019
Are you a stargazer? We’ll be your guide. The night sky for February 2019 showcases some awesome...
Sky Map: January 2019
Look up! Our printable sky map for January 2019 helps you navigate the stars and constellations! ...
Sky Map (Star Chart): December 2018
See this printable sky map for December to navigate the skies! This December, the Moon serves as a...
Sky Map (Star Chart): December 2018
See this printable sky map for December 2018 to navigate the skies! This month, we let the Moon...
How to See Orion: The Hunter Constellation
In December, many people start to notice Orion the Hunter in the night sky. It’s one of the most...
Sky Map (Star Chart): November 2018
See this printable sky map for November 2018 to navigate the skies! This month, what is the ...
Sky Map (Star Chart): October 2018
See this printable sky map for October to navigate the skies and look for Camelopardalis and...
Sky Map (Star Chart): September 2018
See this printable sky map for September to navigate the skies and look for Algol, the “Demon Star...
Sky Map (Star Chart): August 2018
See this printable sky map for August to navigate the skies on the night of the great Perseid...
Sky Map (Star Chart): July 2018
Look up with the July 2018 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky. On...
Sky Map (Star Chart): June 2018
Look up with the June 2018 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky. On...
Sky Map (Star Chart): May 2018
Look up with the May 2018 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky. On...
What’s the Slowest-Spinning Planet?
Space is famous for zippy activity, like streaking meteors that sail through the night sky. But...
Sky Map (Star Chart): April 2018
Look up with the April 2018 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky. On...
Sky Map (Star Chart): March 2018
Look up with the March 2018 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky. On...
Sky Map (Star Chart): February 2018
Look up with the February 2018 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky....