Stargazing Guides

February Night Sky Guide (February 2023)

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February’s night sky will have many highlights, including Jupiter and Venus hanging closely together, the Full Snow Moon, and your best opportunity to spot the once-in-a-lifetime “Green” Comet. Have a telescope? Don’t miss Jupiter and its four Galilean moons. After this month, Jupiter won’t be observable again until July 2023. We recommend aiming for February

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January Night Sky Guide (January 2023)

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As the air gets cooler, the stars get brighter! January’s night sky will not disappoint. Highlights include many recognizable constellations, the Full Wolf Moon, and an opportunity to see how the Moon moves in its orbit. Have a telescope? Don’t miss Saturn. The planet’s hallmark rings will collapse out of view soon! Look to the

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December Night Sky Guide (December 2022)

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The spectacular sights of December’s night sky may leave you jaw-dropped. Highlights include the best meteor shower of the year, a rare eclipse of the planet Mars, and a special Christmas Eve “Trinity” celestial arrangement! Have a telescope? This is the best time to get a glimpse of Mars. This month, the red planet shines

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November Night Sky Guide (November 2022)

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The November night sky will have many highlights, including a total eclipse of the Moon, two meteor showers, and many stargazing opportunities! See our calendar with details and links to more information below. All times and positions for the next 30 days are listed in Eastern Time (Eastern Daylight Time from November 1-5 and Eastern

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October Night Sky Guide (October 2022)

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The October sky will have many celestial highlights including: the best view of Mercury for the next six months, the Full Hunter’s Moon, and the Orionid Meteor Shower. There will also be a partial solar eclipse (which won’t be visible to those in the US, but our friends in the UK and other parts of

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August’s Night Sky Guide (August 2022)

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The summer night sky in August will be full of celestial sights, most notably the Full Sturgeon Moon (the fourth and final supermoon of 2022), the Summer Triangle (three of the brightest stars shining together), the peak of the Perseid meteor shower (which will unfortunately be obscured by the light of the full Moon), and,

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July’s Night Sky Guide (July 2022)

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July’s night sky will contain three major events. The first will be the largest full Moon of the year (The Full Buck Moon). The second will be when Mercury seems to disappear. (It’s called “superior conjunction” in astronomy.) The third will be a combination of two meteor showers as they reach peak activity. This may

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June’s Night Sky Guide (June 2022)

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Here is a list of planetary events to look for in June. All times and positions are listed in Eastern Daylight Time, 40° north of the equator. June’s sky will be full of stars and bright planets, especially in the early morning hours. Don’t miss a rare event on June 24: All of the “naked-eye”

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