What’s Up Tonight?
- Moon and Mars close November 14-16Enjoy the celestial spectacle in mid-November 2018, as the waxing moon and the red planet Mars couple up in the evening sky.
- Venus spectacular in morning skyGet up early, and see why the planet Venus is named for a goddess of love and beauty. Then watch Venus - the sky's brightest planet - as it brightens even more throughout November, 2018.
- Moon, Saturn, Taurid meteors this weekendThe waxing moon is back in the evening sky for all of us around the globe. This weekend, it serves as your guide to the planet Saturn. Later at night, watch for the North Taurid meteor shower.
- Tips for watching Taurid meteorsPeople have been seeing bright Taurid meteors for some weeks, but the North Taurids peak this weekend. How to watch.
- Go young moon hunting this weekThe moon will be very tough to see on November 8. Easier from the Southern Hemisphere than the Northern. And easier as the days pass!
- Peer out our galaxy’s south windowVisualize looking from our Milky Way galaxy's flat star-rich disk, into intergalactic space.
- Will you see Mercury after sunset?On November 6, Mercury appears farthest from the sun on our sky's dome, for this evening apparition. Those at southerly latitudes can see it best, as the evening sky darkens. Northern Hemisphere? Try binoculars!
- Waning moon and Venus November 4 to 6Venus has only now returned to the east before dawn. It's very low in the sky as dawn breaks. You just might be lucky enough to catch the moon and Venus before daybreak on the mornings of November 4-6, 2018.
- Watch for Taurid fireballs!Maybe you've been watching for them already. A nominal peak of the shower is November 4 and 5, and the North and South Taurids are overlapping now.
- Cassiopeia to Andromeda galaxyOne half of the W of Cassiopeia is more deeply notched than the other half. This deeper V is your "arrow" in the sky, pointing to the Andromeda galaxy.
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 🙂