Celestial News & Events

The Pleiades Welcome Venus

You can renew your own cosmic connection on Friday night, April 3rd. That's when the planet Venus will skirt the Pleiades star cluster in a spectacular dusk conjunction visible across much of the planet.

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Mars Flies By Jupiter in a Close Dawn Conjunction

The new year opens with the magnificent pairing of the solar system's largest planet with one of its smallest.

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An Exquisite Venus–Jupiter Conjunction

Venus bids farewell at dawn, but not before a close encounter with returning Jupiter.

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Dawn Dances, Neptunian Nights, and Eclipse Essence

The planets are aligning! The week ahead will feature multiple planetary conjunctions at dawn and great views of Neptune and Triton at nightfall.

New Year's Revelers Passing in the Night

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Mars Meets Neptune on New Year's Eve

Doing anything on New Year's Eve? Before you start toasting, don't miss an exceptionally close conjunction of Mars and Neptune.

Venus, Jupiter, Mars in a bunch at dawn Oct. 24, 2015

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Venus-Jupiter Conjunction This Weekend!

Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets, draw close together in the eastern sky before dawn, creating an ever more eye-catching spectacle for skywatchers. They're in conjunction October 25 and 26.

This Week's Sky At a Glance

This Week's Sky at a Glance, June 26 – July 4

Daily sky events among the ever-changing Moon, planets and stars, from Sky & Telescope magazine. This week: the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter!

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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.

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Close Venus-Jupiter Conjunction on August 18th

Here's your invitation to view a spectacular close conjunction of the sky's two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, before dawn on Monday morning.

Moon and Saturn on July 7, 2014

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Two Moon-Planet Conjunctions Juice Up July

On July 5th, the Moon has a remarkably close brush with Mars, followed two nights later by a similar rendezvous with Saturn.

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