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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.

April 2015 lunar eclipse visiblity

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(Brief) Total Lunar Eclipse Before Dawn on April 4th

Before sunrise on Saturday, April 4th, the Moon skims just inside Earth's deepest shadow during a total eclipse that last only about 12 minutes. Circumstances favor locations in western North America and across the Pacific.

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Close Pairing of Venus and Mars on February 20-21

On February 21st, Venus and Mars, Earth's two closest planetary neighbors, will pair tightly in the evening sky.

Asteroid 2004 BL86 and the Beehive Cluster

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Mountain-size Asteroid 2004 BL86 Passes Earth on January 26-27

With a small telescope and good sky charts, you can watch a sizable near-Earth asteroid glide among the stars on the night of January 26–27.

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Comet Lovejoy Glows Brightest During Mid-January

An icy visitor from the solar system's outer fringe is gliding into view in the evening sky.

Geminid meteor

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Geminid Meteor Shower Returns December 13-14

If it’s clear this weekend, late on the nights of December 13th and 14th, keep a lookout high overhead for the "shooting stars" of the Geminid meteor shower.

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North Americans To See Solar Eclipse on Thursday, October 23rd

Two weeks after seeing a total lunar eclipse in the wee hours of October 8th, skywatchers across North America get to witness (weather permitting) a partial solar eclipse on October 23rd.

Peter Tyson, Sky & Telescope Editor in Chief since October 2014

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Peter Tyson Joins F+W’s Sky & Telescope as Editor in Chief

Peter Tyson, formerly Editor in Chief of NOVA Online, has been appointed Editor in Chief of Sky & Telescope, with responsibility for the brand’s print, digital, and video products.

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Total Lunar Eclipse Before Dawn October 8th

For the second time this year, North Americans will have an opportunity to see a total lunar eclipse. But you'll need to be a night owl or early riser: the full Moon passes through the dark inner part of Earth's shadow well after midnight.


Venus and Jupiter: Superclose Conjunction Before Dawn on August 18th

If you rise before dawn on Monday, August 18th, you'll be rewarded with the sight of the closest planet pairing of the year — and not just any planets, but the two brightest ones: Venus and Jupiter.

Radiant of the Perseid meteor shower


Perseid Meteors to Compete with Moonlight Late Tuesday Night

The Perseid meteor shower, an annual celestial event beloved by millions of skywatchers around the world, is returning to the night sky for 2014 But this year it will compete with bright moonlight for visibility.

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North America To Have Best View of Saturday Morning's Possible Meteor Shower

Skywatchers across North America are hoping for clear skies after midnight on Saturday morning, May 24th, when a new meteor shower could deliver hundreds of "shooting stars" per hour.

2004 lunar eclipse

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Watch a Late-night Eclipse of the Moon on April 14 & 15

Night-owls and early risers across North America can watch the full Moon go through a total eclipse in the early hours of Tuesday, April 15th.


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See the Brightest Mars in Six Years

This month the Red Planet appears brighter and bigger in the evening sky than it has since December 2007.

The star to vanish.

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Asteroid to Black Out a Bright Star

Bright Regulus will disappear behind a faint asteroid for several seconds very late next Wednesday night for skywatchers in the New York City region and points north.

Sky map of Geminid radiant

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Geminid Meteor Shower to Show Through the Moonlight Friday Night

The annual Geminid meteor shower, one of the best shooting-star displays each year, returns to our skies late this week.

Comet ISON (C/2012 S1)

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Comet ISON Brightening Fast as its Moment of Truth Nears

Comet ISON is brightening fast just days from its fateful hairpin swing on November 28th around the broiling surface of the Sun

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Comet ISON Diving Sunward as its Moment of Truth Nears

Tiny, greenish white, and harder to see every day, Comet ISON is descending toward the sunrise horizon and its November 28th perihelion.