What’s Up Tonight?
- The total lunar eclipse of January 20-21It's a supermoon eclipse, and many are calling it a Blood Moon eclipse. The January 20-21, 2019, total eclipse of the moon will be viewed from North and South America, Greenland, Iceland, Europe, northern and western Africa plus the Arctic regions of the globe.
- Moon near Castor and Pollux on January 19On the night of January 19, 2019, let the full-looking waxing gibbous moon guide your eye to the bright Gemini stars, Castor and Pollux!
- Identify stars in the Winter CircleGo outside, and look for the waxing gibbous moon tonight. Then notice the stars nearby. Tonight's moon is within the Winter Circle stars.
- Moon near Aldebaran January 16 and 17Will you see the red star Aldebaran - Eye of the Bull in Taurus - in the moon's glare January 16 or 17? Plus ... the story of Aldebaran when it was part of a double pole star.
- Sirius, future South Pole StarThe 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.
- How to locate planet UranusTonight's waxing crescent moon shines close to Uranus. Learn how to locate the planet, using tonight's moon location and these links to charts and other info.
- Today is New Year’s Eve, in the Julian calendarHappy Julian New Year! January 13, 2019, marks the last day of the year in the old-style Julian calendar. Why, and what happened when the calendars switched.
- Moon sweeps past Mars January 11 to 13Mars is the bright object near the moon these next several evenings. You'll find Mars much fainter than six months ago, but still as bright as our sky's brightest stars.
- Achernar marks the end of the RiverThe bright, southerly star Achernar marks the end of the River in the constellation Eridanus. Many at northerly latitudes make a game of trying to catch a glimpse of it.
- A winding river of stars called EridanusWhy search for such a faint constellation? Only because it's very beautiful. Plus seeing Eridanus can give you a kinship with stargazers from centuries ago.
What’s Up This Month?
Several times a year meteor showers light up the sky. Find out everything you need to know about these celestial fireworks, including the yearly dates of important meteor showers, and when and where to view them from, in this handy guide.
USTREAM: ISS LIVE
Discover the 88 Star Constellations
Discover the 88 Star Constellations of the Nightsky, the pictures in the sky. Learn about the stars and other amazing objects that can be found within the 88 known constellations we can see from Earth.
- Constellations by Alphabetic Listing, by Season and by Month
- The 88 Star Constellations of the Nightsky
NASA collection of sound effects from both this world and deep intergalactic space, available for all of us to enjoy
Some Apps (Android) to help you get started
Star Walk 2
Sun & Moon
Sun, Moon & Planets
Meteor Shower Calendar
ISS HD Live: View Earth Live
ISS Detector (Alerts)
Ps. There are a lot more out there, these are just a few that i’ve tried 🙂