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Celestial Objects to Observe

Uranus and Neptune in 2005

From now to year's end, our finder charts will help you locate Uranus (in Aquarius), Neptune (in Capricornus), and Pluto (in Ophiuchus).

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The Moon Meets Jupiter and Venus

The crescent Moon joins Jupiter and Venus in the east at dawn to create a beautiful scene on November 9th and 10th.

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Five Planets In a Twilight Sky

Until early April, all five planets that are ever visible to the unaided eye shine at once during dusk.

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The Transit of Venus: Where to See It

For the first time since 1882, Venus will glide across the face of the Sun. Here's where you'll be able to watch this rare event on June 8, 2004.

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Venus at Its Best

Venus is readily visible in the evening sky until late May during this most favorable apparition of its eight-year cycle.

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One Planet, Two Moons, Three Shadows

This coming weekend, weather permitting, almost anyone with a telescope in North America (and northwestern South America) can see the shadows of three Jovian moons at once.

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One Planet, One Moon, and Three Shadows

Clouds and poor seeing plagued much of North America on the night of March 27–28, 2004, but some observers still managed to see the remarkable triple shadow transit on Jupiter.

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A Disturbance In Jupiter's Clouds

A new, 40°-long, diffuse blue feature is currently visible at the interface between Jupiter's South Equatorial Belt and the Equatorial Zone.

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Storm Watch on Mars

If events of the past 30 years are an indication, there's a good chance that the Martian landscape may soon be cloaked by a major dust storm.

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Moon Occults Mars

During the predawn hours of Thursday, July 17th, the waning gibbous Moon will cover Mars for skywatchers in southeastern Florida, the Caribbean, and parts of Central and South America.

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Dust Storm on Mars

A large regional dust storm has enveloped several thousand square kilometers of the red planet and shows no signs of abating.

Planets

Mars: The Show Continues

Mars will remain a fiery yellow-orange beacon in the evening sky during the first half of September and will shrink and fade only a little until well into October.

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Another Martian Dust Storm

Less than one month after a localized dust storm appeared on the Martian surface, another dust cloud has spring up.

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Mercury Transits the Sun

When this innermost planet passes between the Earth and the Sun on May 7th, it will appear as a tiny black "sunspot" in small telescopes.

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Jupiter's Moon Dances

Every six years, for a few months at a time, Jupiter's satellites engage in a wonderful variety of alignments. They're starting up again.

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An Observer's Guide to Mars

In 2001 the red planet swung closer to Earth than it had since 1988. It'll be even better in 2003. Here's an observer's guide from the 2001 opposition to whet your appetite for 2003.

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Mercury Transit Tales

Mostly clear skies in Europe, the Far East, and Australia meant that many amateurs were able to view this rare event.

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Viewing Mercury at Its Best

Fast-moving Mercury can be elusive. But spotting this sparkling little planet is easy if you know where and when to look.

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Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in 2003

With our detailed charts, you'll be able to locate the outer planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto the rest of the year.

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Mars Glides Between Two Nebulae

During the predawn hours of March 5th and 6th, watch as Mars glides between a close pair of nebulae — the Lagoon (M8) and the Trifid (M20).

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