Night sky guide for January 2014

Night sky guide for January 2014

January 1 – New Moon – 11:14 UTC. The Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will be completely unilluminated.

January 2, 3 – Quadrantids Meteor Shower peak nights. The Quadrantids have the potential to be

Geminid meteor shower underway

Geminid meteor shower underway

NASA's network of all-sky meteor cameras reported 23 Geminid fireballs over the United States today. This sharp uptick in activity signals the official beginning of the 2013 Geminid meteor shower.

For the next 3 to 4 days, Earth will continue to pass

Night sky guide for December 2013

Night sky guide for December 2013

December 3 – New Moon – From about 00:22 UTC the Moon will not be visible from Earth as it will be directly between the Earth and the Sun. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because

Night sky guide for November 2013

Night sky guide for November 2013

November 3, Hybrid Solar Eclipse. Annular total solar eclipse will sweep over the Atlantic Ocean and the middle of Africa on November 3, 2013. The eclipse will be total only along a narrow path over the Atlantic Ocean and equatorial Africa from

Night sky guide for October 2013

Night sky guide for October 2013

On October 1, Comet ISON is making closest approach to Mars. Mars missions will have a close up look at the comet.
On October 3 – Uranus is at opposition. The blue-green planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully

What's up for September 2013

What's up for September 2013

A lunar night launch, Comet ISON is spotted again, and the moon meets up with Saturn, Venus, Mars and Jupiter.

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Highlights of the Night Sky – August 2013

Highlights of the Night Sky – August 2013

What to look for in the night sky during August 2013?! Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events.

Evening Planets

In the evening twilight, brilliant Venus makes a dazzling appearance over the western horizon. Catch it quickly before

Comet C/2013 N4 Borisov – new comet discovered by amateur astronomer

Comet C/2013 N4 Borisov – new comet discovered by amateur astronomer

Ukrainian amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov discovered a new comet near the bright star Capella in the constellation Auriga. The comet was discovered on July 8, 2013 during a "Southern Night" star party in Crimea, Ukraine. Confirmation of