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


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What’s Up Tonight?

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  • Will you see a young moon tonight?
    The young moon will be tough to see low in your western twilight after sunset on January 17, 2018. But, especially if you're in the Americas, you have a shot at it.
  • Contemplate the apex of the sun’s way
    Our sun moves around the center of the galaxy, toward the star Vega. Astronomers call this motion the apex of the sun's way. One circuit - about 230 million years - is called a cosmic year.
  • Achernar marks the end of the River
    The 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 Eridanus
    Why 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.
  • Saturn, Mercury, moon this weekend
    The Mercury/Saturn conjunction is Saturday, January 13. Plus, on both Saturday and Sunday mornings, the moon will be pointing toward these planets near the sunrise.
  • New Year’s Eve, in the Julian calendar
    Happy Julian New Year! January 13, 2018 marks the last day of the year in the old-style Julian calendar. Why, and what happened when the calendars switched.
  • 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.
  • Moon, Jupiter, Mars January 10-12
    Enjoy great sky scenes on the mornings of January 10-12, 2018, as the moon joins up with the planets Jupiter and Mars in front of the constellation Libra the Scales.
  • See a faint star cluster near bright Sirius
    Sirius is easy to find. It's the sky's brightest star. If you have binoculars and a dark location, look near it for the star cluster M41.
  • Predawn moon near Spica, planets
    Still close after their spectacular conjunction on Sunday, the bright planets Jupiter and Mars appear near the bright star Spica and the waning moon Tuesday morning.

 


What’s Up This Month?

Source: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Whats Up? 

meteor-showerSeveral 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.

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 WATCH LIVE

Watch Celestial Events Live @ SLOOH >>  

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Discover the 88 Star Constellations

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.


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NASA collection of sound effects from both this world and deep intergalactic space, available for all of us to enjoy 

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Explore More 

StargazingAstronomy Calendar For Celestial Events
Slooh: Watch Celestial Events Live

What’s Up Tonight?
This Week’s Star Gazing Tips
Meteorshower Guide
Constellation-guide.com
Messier-objects.com
Spaceweather

Moon Calendar & Current Moon Phase
Sunrise & Sunset Times
World Sunlight Map

Solar System Exploration | Site Map
Asteroid Watch
Astropics; Share the Universe


Interactive 

Google Sky
Google Moon
Google Mars
Tour the Cosmos (3D Exploration)
WorldWideTelescope


Some Apps (Android) to help you get started

Star Walk 2
Heavens Above
Star Chart
Sky Map
NASA
SkyWeek
3D Sun
Sun & Moon
Moon 3D
Moon Maps
Lunar Phase
Sun, Moon & Planets
Mars Map
SkyEye
Meteor Shower Calendar
Astroid Tracker
Planets Position
Telescope Flash
Satellite AR
Sat Track
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 🙂

 


Aurora Borealis

AuroraMax: Aurora Borealis in Realtime
Aurora Borealis Activity Now. Everything You Need to know
AVIATION Auroral Forecast
Tips on viewing the Aurora
Current Auroral Oval
Global

Livecam | Livecam (Sweden) | TheAuroraLive(Alaska) AuroraSkyStation (refresh f5)
TromsoAllskyCamera | KirunaAllSkyCamera

Kp maps of midnight equatorward boundaries – There are maps for four quadrants of the globe: North America | Eurasia | South America and Eastern Pacific | Africa-Indian Ocean-Australasia


Daylight Saving Time (Clock back or forth?)
World clocks
Time Zone Converter – Time Difference Calculator 


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