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

In Night Sky Guide by 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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How to See the Next Lunar Eclipse: July 16-17, 2019

In Eclipse Guide by Valerie Stimac

As interest in astrotourism grows, eclipse chasing has become an increasingly popular activity. Whether you travel to see an eclipse or are lucky enough to enjoy them as they pass over your home, there’s no denying that eclipses are powerful and humbling to experience. After the total lunar eclipse on January 20-21, 2019, you may wonder when the next eclipse …

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

In Night Sky Guide by 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 Guide by 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 …

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11 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in December 2018

In Night Sky Guide by Valerie Stimac

As 2018 winds down, the astronomical calendar continues its healthy pace. This month, we have a variety of interesting viewing opportunities – from close encounters to meteor showers, including planets, moons, two comets, and even some star clusters! This month, we’re pleased to announce that we have confirmed that every event on this list is visible with either your unaided …

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6 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in November 2018

In Night Sky Guide by Valerie Stimac

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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7 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in October 2018

In Night Sky Guide by 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: to 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, our opportunities to …

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7 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in September 2018

In Night Sky Guide by Valerie Stimac

If you’ve been following this series on night sky events, welcome back! In September 2018, the celestial dance continues overhead – much as it has done in July and August. This month doesn’t hold as many bombastic astronomic sights (eclipses, meteors, and conjunctions, oh my!), but there’s plenty worth heading out on a clear night to see. Additionally, this month …