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


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What’s Up Tonight?


  • Moon close to Mars on March 1
    You'll notice Venus near the moon first, because it's so dazzlingly bright. But the "star" closer to Wednesday's moon is Mars. Plus, Uranus and Mars are in the same binocular field.
  • Don’t miss moon and Venus February 28
    The crescent moon and planet Venus are close on February 28, 2017. If you could see Venus through a telescope, you'd find it in a crescent phase, too.
  • Go young moon hunting this week
    On February 27, the moon is more than a day old for much of the globe. It's waxing, appearing higher in the west after sunset each successive evening. Bright object nearby is Venus!
  • February 26 ring of fire eclipse
    The annular eclipse of the sun on February 26, 2017 takes place in the Southern Hemisphere, along a very narrow path that runs through South America and Africa.
  • Ring of fire eclipse on Sunday
    The February 26, 2017 annular solar eclipse - aka a ring of fire eclipse - will be visible from parts of Earth's Southern Hemisphere.
  • Arc to Arcturus, the springtime star
    Before going to bed tonight, locate the Big Dipper in your northern sky, and then follow the arc in the Dipper's handle to find yellow-orange star Arcturus.
  • Hare and Dove at Orion’s feet
    Lepus the Hare and Columba the Dove are 2 faint constellations near the easy-to-find constellation Orion. You need a dark sky to see them.
  • See the Double Cluster in Perseus
    You can see the M-shaped (or W-shaped) constellation Cassiopeia to find it. The Double Cluster in the constellation Perseus is beautiful in a dark sky.
  • Find blue-white Rigel at Orion’s foot
    If Rigel were as close as our sun, it would outshine the sun by 40,000 times!
  • Somber Betelgeuse in Orion’s shoulder
    Betelgeuse's red color indicates a star well into the autumn of its years. In fact, the star is a magnificently rare red supergiant.


What’s Up This Month?

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