Pick one or see them all. July offers a potpourri of celestial events for both naked-eye observers and telescope users that include a rare occultation by Saturn's moon Titan, a bright comet, and Mira at maximum.
Night Sky Sights
Set out on an exploration of the night sky with timely articles on the celestial objects visible in tonight’s sky and guides on how to observe them. Learn what planets are visible at dusk and dawn right now, what the brightest stars are, and what constellations become prominent as night falls. Then use the constellations as guides into the deeper sky: Discover for yourself the jewel boxes of star clusters and the veils of dark clouds. Even a world as familiar as the Moon offers plenty to explore as you go deeper and revisit at different times during the lunar day. With Sky & Telescope’s experts as guides, including veteran observers Gary Seronik and Bob King, you’ll discover a depth to the night sky you never knew before. Remember, all you have to do is look up!