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Blue Moon

“True” Blue Moon Occurs Sunday, August 22nd

If skies are clear this weekend, we’ll see the full Moon. And not just any old full Moon, but the Blue Moon — the “true” Blue Moon.

People, Places, and Events

S&T Editor Wins Planetary Science Writing Award

Science Editor Camille Carlisle has won the Division of Planetary Science’s Jonathan Eberhart Planetary Sciences Journalism Award for “Rugged Worlds,” the cover story of the May 2020 issue of Sky & Telescope.

Perseid radiant

Perseid meteor shower

Perfect for the Perseids

It’s August and that means the Perseid meteor shower! One of the year’s most beloved celestial events peaks on Wednesday night−Thursday morning, August 11–12.

Annular eclipse May 1994

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Sunrise Stunner: Annular Solar Eclipse of June 10th

Two weeks after a total eclipse of the Moon, skywatchers in some parts of North America will witness an annular or partial eclipse of the Sun.

Lunar Eclipse

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Everything You Need to Know for the May 26th Morning Lunar Eclipse

The total lunar eclipse of May 26th — the first in more than two years — favors western North America, but much of the continent will see the partial phases, provided skies are clear.

artist's conception of the parker solar probe floating in front of the sun

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S&T Writers Win Two Science Journalism Awards

This year’s solar physics communication prizes recognize two pieces from Sky & Telescope magazine.

Jupiter and Saturn in conjunction

Conjunction

Jupiter and Saturn Have Historic Dusk Encounter

Don't miss the upcoming close conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on December 21st!

Geminid meteor shower radiant

Geminid meteors

Great Show Expected for the Geminids

Don’t miss the best meteor shower of the year. Catch the Geminid meteors as they peak on the moonless night of December 13–14.

Full Moon

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Blue Moon for Halloween

Enjoy the Blue Moon on Halloween night!

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Mars at Its Biggest and Brightest Until 2035

This is a big week for Mars: It will be at its closest to Earth on October 6th and at opposition on October 13th.

Colorful Perseid fireball

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Prepare for the Perseids

The annual Perseid meteor shower is upon us. The peak is expected to occur during the night of August 11–12.

Comet at dawn

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A Bright New Visitor: How to Spot Comet NEOWISE

The July sky holds a shy but lovely newcomer to our neck of the universe, and you can see it for yourself very low in the northeast as dawn begins to brighten. But you’ll need to know what to look for, and binoculars will help.

Venus in the Pleiades

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The Pleiades Embrace Venus

If it’s clear this Friday evening, April 3rd, you’ll be treated to the sight of Venus and the Pleiades in an apparent cosmic embrace.

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Watch Mars Disappear Behind the Moon

If it’s clear on the morning of Tuesday February 18th, you could see Mars wink out as the Moon passes in front of the Red Planet. You’ll have to get up before or at sunrise to witness the event, but if skies are clear in your location, it will be well worth it.

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American Astronomical Society to Acquire Sky & Telescope

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is acquiring Sky & Telescope magazine and its related business assets.

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All You Need to Know for Sunday's Total Lunar Eclipse

The total lunar eclipse of January 2019 promises to be a spectacle for those under clear skies in the zones of totality.

meteor shower

Get Ready to Greet the Geminid Meteors

Don’t miss one of the best meteor showers of the year. Catch the Geminid meteors as they peak on December 13th and 14th.

Perseids orbit path Aug 12-13

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"Great Show" Predicted for Perseid Meteor Peak on August 12–13

Sky & Telescope magazine predicts that the Perseid shower will be at its peak late on Sunday night, August 12th, and early morning on the 13th.

Mars + Moon on July 25-28 2018

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Mars Passes Closest to Earth Since 2003 on July 31st

Early on July 31st, the planet Mars will be closer to Earth than at any time in the past 15 years. It's bright and unmistakable in the southwestern sky after evening twilight.

Venus & Moon at 10pm PDT

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Crescent Moon & Venus Pair Closely on Sunday, July 15th

The night sky's two brightest object — the Moon and Venus — will appear dramatically close together after sunset on Sunday, July 15th.

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