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Backyard Observers Ready to View Asteroid's Close Flyby

This week the big near-Earth asteroid 3122 Florence is passing relatively close by, and skywatchers with even modest telescopes have a chance to spot it.

Colorful Perseid fireball

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Perseid Meteors to Hit Their Peak This Weekend

An annual celestial sky show beloved by millions around the world should peak late this Friday and Saturday nights, the nights of August 11–12 and 12–13.

Penumbral eclipse series from 2012

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Friday Night's Deep Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

North American observers can watch the Moon flirt with Earth’s shadow on the evening of February 10th. It occurs early on the 11th as seen from Europe, Africa, and Asia.

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Geminid Meteors will be Sparse in Bright Moonlight Tonight

The annual Geminid meteor shower should reach its peak late on December 13th, but bright moonlight will wash out most of this year's meteors.

Buying your first telescope

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Sky & Telescope Offers Tips for First-Time Telescope Buyers

Telescopes make great gifts, and the editors of Sky & Telescope offer some expert advice to help you choose the one that's right for you.

Moonrise on March 19, 2014

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November 14th's Super-Close Full Moon

On Monday, the Moon will edge closer to Earth than it's been since 1948. Full Moon occurs less than 3 hours later.

The cover of the November 2016 Sky & Telescope: the 75th anniversary issue.

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75 Years of Sky & Telescope: A lifetime of astronomy coverage

Sky & Telescope magazine's 75 years of astronomy coverage.

Path of 2017 total solar eclipse

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Countdown Begins for 2017's Coast-to-Coast Solar Eclipse

It's still a full year away, but huge throngs will be watching coast-to-coast when the Moon's shadow slides across the U.S.

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Two Pairs of Planets Perform in the August Twilight

After sunset, Mars and Saturn join the star Antares in the southwest — while Venus and Jupiter create a dramatically "double star" low in the west.

Radiant of Perseid meteor shower

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August's Perseids: More Meteors This Year?

Sky & Telescope magazine predicts that this year's Perseid meteor shower will peak on the night of August 11–12 and, despite some moonlight, might be much better than usual.

Mars and company on May 20-22, 2016

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Mars: Closest, Biggest, and Brightest in a Decade

Mars shines low in the southeast at nightfall, closer to Earth than it has been since November 2005. A Sky & Telescope press release.

2006 Mercury transit close-up

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May 9th's Transit of Mercury: How and When to See It

Use a telescope to spot Mercury's silhouette crossing the Sun's disk on May 9th for the first time since 2006. View it live using S&T's exclusive webcast.

Telescopic view of Comet 252P/LINEAR

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Comet 252P/LINEAR Soars Into Predawn View This Week

A nearby comet is moving into view for Northern Hemisphere skywatchers. Despite bright moonlight nearby, you can try to spot it with binoculars and Sky & Telescope's exclusive finder chart.

How to see 5 planets at once

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How and When to See Five Planets at Once

During the next two weeks, for the first time in 11 years, you can see all of the naked-eye planets — from Mercury to Saturn — together in the predawn sky.


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Geminid Meteors Will Dazzle on December 13th and 14th

If it’s clear this coming Sunday and Monday nights, keep a lookout high overhead for the "shooting stars" of the Geminid meteor shower.

Partial lunar eclipse

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Live HD Webcast of Sunday's Total Lunar Eclipse

A total lunar eclipse occurs in prime time for U.S. skywatchers on Sunday night, September 27th. Sky & Telescope is providing a professionally produced, HD webcast of the entire event.

Total lunar eclipse on Sept. 27-28, 2015

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Sunday Night's Prime Time Total Lunar Eclipse

Everything's lining up beautifully for the last total eclipse of the Moon until 2018. Make your plans for Sunday evening (Sept. 27, 2015).

Perseid meteor

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August's Perseid Meteors: A "Must-See" Stargazing Event

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

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Venus and Jupiter Create Breathtaking "Double Star" on June 30th

After gradually draw closer for weeks, Venus and Jupiter culminate their celestial dance with a dramatically close pairing — just 13° apart — in the western sky after sunset on Tuesday, June 30th.

Venus, Jupiter, and Moon converge on June 19-20, 2015

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Venus and Jupiter Put on a Show at Dusk

Each night during late June the two brightest planets are gliding closer together in the early evening sky. They're joined by a crescent Moon on June 19–20 and culminate with an ultra-close pairing on June 30th.