Star Gazing: What’s Up in Our Sky Tonight?


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Astronomy Calendar For Celestial Events >> 

 

What’s Up Tonight?

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  • Moon, Antares, Saturn January 23-25
    Given clear skies, it should be easy to use the waning crescent moon to locate the star Antares and planet Saturn before dawn’s first light on January 23.
  • Star-hop from Pegasus to Andromeda galaxy
    The four stars of the Great Square of Pegasus are easy to find. Ready? Let's star-hop!
  • Visualize the sun’s path through Milky Way
    Sirius is easy to find. It's the sky's brightest star on the sky's dome. When you look at it, you're looking backwards along our solar system's path through the Milky Way galaxy.
  • Moon, Jupiter, Spica January 18-20 before dawn
    The moon is sweeping past Jupiter now, but - if you know where to look - you can find all 5 bright planets on these January 2017 nights. Charts and info here.
  • See the Unicorn on dark January nights
    Within a triangle of 3 bright stars - hidden in between the many bright and glittering stars visible at this time of year - you'll find the constellation of Monoceros the Unicorn.
  • Spot elusive Mercury before dawn
    On January 19, 2017, Mercury will be at greatest elongation. That means it's now nearly at its farthest from the sun on our sky's dome for this morning apparition. Watch for it!
  • Look for Cassiopeia and the Big Dipper
    Watch the celestial clock and its two great big hour hands - Cassiopeia and the Big Dipper - as they swing around the North Star every night!
  • Sirius, future South Pole Star
    The sky's brightest star, Sirius aka the Dog Star, will come to within 1.6 degrees of the south celestial pole in the year 66270.
  • Moon and Regulus on January 14
    Regulus is Leo the Lion's brightest star, sometimes called the Lion's Heart. See it near the moon on January 14. From some places, the moon will pass in front of Regulus!
  • New Year’s Eve, in the Julian calendar
    Happy Julian New Year! January 13, 2017 marks the last day of a year in the old-style Julian calendar. Why, and what happened when our ancestors made this monumental calendar switch.

 


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