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Moon & planets 24-26 May 2022

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

May: An Eclipse, Planets & More

Download this month's Sky Tour podcast to find which planets are visible in the morning and evening skies, along expert tips for how to view the total lunar eclipse on May 15–16.

Four planets before dawn April 25-27

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

April: Dancing Planets at Dawn

With the arrival of April, you’re likely to spend more time outdoors under the stars. So why not bring along our monthly Sky Tour astronomy podcast? It provides an informative and entertaining 12-minute guided tour of the nighttime sky. Download the April episode to explore the fascinating movement of four planets in the sky before dawn.

Moon-Venus-Mars-Saturn March 27-28

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

March: Sirius in the Spotlight

Whether you’re just getting started in astronomy or simply looking to do some casual sky-watching, our monthly Sky Tour astronomy podcast provides an informative and entertaining 12-minute guided tour of the nighttime sky. Download the March episode to find and learn about Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky.

Orion's neighborhood

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

February: Orion’s Neighborhood

Our monthly Sky Tour astronomy podcast provides an informative and entertaining 12-minute guided tour of the nighttime sky. Download February’s episode to explore the colorful constellations that surround Orion, the Hunter.

Lunar eclipse composite Nov 19 2021

Celestial News & Events

Solar and Lunar Eclipses in 2022

Although no total or annular solar eclipses occur this year, skywatchers can look forward to two total lunar eclipses — the first ones observable across North America in more than 3 years.

Moon Venus Mars & Mercury before dawn on Jan 28-30

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

January: Evening Planet Adieu

There’s no better way to start the new year than listening to our monthly Sky Tour astronomy podcast. It’s an informative and entertaining 12-minute guided tour of the nighttime sky.

Geminid fireball over Tucson

Observing

The Best Meteor Showers of 2022

Sky & Telescope predicts that the year’s best meteor shower will be the Quadrantids, which peak in the very first days of 2022. But the normally weak Tau Herculids (late May) and Leonids (November) might deliver dramatic outbursts.

Auriga Taurus Gemini and Orion

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

December: Geminid Meteors & Comet Leonard

December’s solstice brings the longest northern nights, and it’s a busy month for stargazers: the Geminid meteors, a visit from Comet Leonard, and a plethora of bright stars and constellations.

Pegasus Pisces Andromeda

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

November: A Flying Horse and Star Fish

With darkness coming earlier now, take advantage of November's clear evenings to explore the nighttime sky with our audio guided tour.

Moon-Venus Oct 9-10 2021

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

October: Three Planets at Dusk

Take advantage of October's crisp, clear evenings and early-arriving dawns to explore the nighttime sky with our audio guided tour.

Guide to the Summer Triangle

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

Summer Triangle Overhead

The calendar might say “September,” but now is the perfect time to explore the Summer Triangle. Find your way with this month’s Sky Tour podcast.

Jupiter-Saturn-Moon in mid-August 2021

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

Welcome, Jupiter & Saturn!

The Perseids are upon us — and as you're looking out for shooting stars, look for Jupiter and Saturn low in the southeast as soon as night begins to fall.

Moon-Venus-Mars in July 2021

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

July: Inner Planets Rule!

True darkness is fleeting in July, especially at higher latitudes. So make the most of the darkness you have, by downloading our narrated Sky Tour podcast to "what's up" in the night sky.

Moon Venus Mars on June 11-13, 2021

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

June: Solar Eclipse & Colorful Stars

June features long days and short nights in the Northern Hemisphere, so download our narrated Sky Tour astronomy podcast to make the most of the abbreviated dark hours after sunset. Special event: a partial solar eclipse on June 10th!

Moon-Mercury-Venus on May 12-13

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

May: Halley Bits & Lunar Eclipse

Exciting celestial events will happen during May, so download our narrated Sky Tour astronomy podcast to find out about this month's Eta Aquariid meteor shower and a total lunar eclipse.

Annular eclipse at dawn

Celestial News & Events

First Look at 2021’s First Solar Eclipse

June 10th's annular eclipse of the Sun has a path that crosses southern Canada and the North Pole but will be a challenge to see.

Moon pairings in April 2021

Night Sky Sights

April: Follow the Moon

To learn “what’s up” at night during April, download Sky Tour — an engaging narrated guide to the planets, stars, and constellations now visible.

Apophis radar images in 2021

Solar System

Asteroid Apophis Will Miss Earth in 2068

Radar measurements taken early this month rule out any chance of a collision with Apophis over the next 100 years.

Apophis and Earth in 2029

Solar System

Asteroid Apophis Pays Earth a Visit This Week

When a potentially hazardous asteroid glides safely past Earth on March 6th, astronomers will conduct a dress rehearsal for a dramatic close-miss pass in 2029.

Stars of the Winter Hexagon

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

March: Find the Winter Hexagon

Our Sky Tour astronomy podcast provides an engaging guided tour of the planets, stars, and constellations overhead during March.

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