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19 Must-See Events in the December Night Sky

In Featured, Night Sky Guideby Valerie Stimac2 Comments

While December is a month of extremes – cold and dark in the northern hemisphere and opposite in the southern – it’s also one of the best months of the year for amateur astronomers and stargazers. In 2019, there is a plethora of astronomical events and sights to see in the December night sky. From meteor showers to eclipses and even …

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11 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in November 2019

In Night Sky Guideby Valerie Stimac2 Comments

With November, we take steps closer to the solstice. In the northern hemisphere, winter approaches in earnest; in the southern, the sun is welcomed back and temperatures continue to rise. November is also a time of astronomical activity, with two active meteor showers to get out and enjoy. Hopefully, the skies will be clear and dark for you to enjoy …

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9 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in October 2019

In Night Sky Guideby Valerie Stimac

October is upon us – a month of transition and change throughout both hemispheres. With the passing of the September equinox, the world is shifting seasons. We change from autumn and winter in the northern part of the globe, and to spring and summer in the southern. As daylight returns to certain parts of the world and leaves others, opportunities …

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6 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in September 2019

In Night Sky Guideby Valerie Stimac

While September doesn’t hold as many bombastic astronomic sights (eclipses, meteors, and conjunctions, oh my!) as previous months, there’s plenty worth heading out on a clear night to see. Additionally, this month signals a season change, from summer to autumn in the northern hemisphere and from winter to spring in the southern ones. This means your chances to see the …

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8 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in July 2019

In Night Sky Guideby Peder Halseide

The July night sky brings many spectacles for us space tourists to discover and enjoy.  We get to see meteors from up to three different locations in July’s night sky, plus a handful of good opportunities to see some of our solar system neighbors. In particular, Jupiter is on display in the night sky in July. Jupiter is still relatively …

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9 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in June 2019

In Night Sky Guideby Peder Halseide1 Comment

The constellation Ophiuchus gets quite a workout this month of June 2019! This lesser-known constellation features M12 on the 4th, the conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter on the 16th, and the radiant and namesake for the Ophiuchus meteorite shower on the 20th. Where necessary, we have noted (with ) where you may need binoculars or a telescope to help you …

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16 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in April 2019

In Night Sky Guideby Space Tourism Guide

Let’s hope those notorious ‘April Showers’ stay far away! April is going to be a great month to get out and go stargazing. From close encounters between various planets and our moon to a whole spate of galactic viewing opportunities, you’ll want to get out and look up at least once this month. If you’re looking for one particular night …

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What to See in the Night Sky in 2019

In Night Sky Guideby Valerie Stimac

While most people are setting resolutions to mark the new year, we’re setting calendar reminders. 2019 is going to be a great year for astronomical events! We’ve pulled together a list of the best ones, and you can add them to your own calendar here. For some of these, you can spot them with your own eyes. For others, you’ll …