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Night Sky Month of December: Supermoon Meteors and More!

The coming month brings back-to-back meteor showers, the moon posing with planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch meteors paired with the final supermoon of 2016. So dust off those binoculars and mark your December calendar! Moon and Venus—December 3 About

What’s Up in the Sky – July 19

  What's up in the night sky this week? Join Starstruck columnist Andrew Fazekas The Night Sky Guy now to find out! Posted by National Geographic on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Night Sky for Week of July 11: Watch the Moon Meet Mars

Maiden and the Moon. As darkness falls on July 11, watch the quarter moon glide into the zodiacal constellation of Virgo, the maiden, and pair up with its brightest star, Spica. Meteor Kickoff. July 12 marks the official beginning of the Southern Aquarid meteor shower. While the shower won’t be peaking until July

Week of July 4 Night Sky: See Jupiter as a NASA Probe Closes In

Also this week, the moon glides near Leo’s heart and an asteroid slips through Scorpius’s claw. Juno at Jupiter. As NASA’s Juno spacecraft settles into orbit around Jupiter on July 4, skywatchers will get a chance to see the gas giant for themselves hanging in the western sky. While the probe is too small to

Week of June 27 Night Sky: Watch Jupiter and Uranus Sparkle

The largest planet in the solar system will put on a fine display, and the green-hued ice giant will glide near the crescent moon. Jupiter Dominates. As darkness falls on July 1, look west for stunningly bright Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system. The gas giant will put on a

Week of June 20 Night Sky : See Stormy Mars and Faint Pluto

The red planet will shine high in the southern sky, while distant Pluto will skim near Sagittarius. Solstice Moon: June 20 at 6:34 p.m. ET (10:34 UT) marks the start of the summer season in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern Hemisphere. At this precise moment, Earth’s northern axis is

Watch Stunning Clouds Seeded By Space Dust‏

As summer approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, a little known cosmic phenomena graces our nighttime skies.  Very strange electric-blue skies appear to dance across skies just after sunset across high latitude regions around the globe.  And a recent flurry of reports indicate that these displays are may be ramping up

Week of June 13 Night Sky: See Mercury in the Morning

Mars and Saturn will be dancing with the moon in a brilliant planetary showcase. Maiden’s Heart. After darkness falls on June 14, check out the waxing gibbous moon hanging out with Spica, the brightest member of the constellation Virgo, the maiden. The cosmic pairing high in the southern sky will appear particularly dramatic