What’s Up Tonight?
- Full supermoon at March 2019 equinoxThe full moon crests less than 4 hours after the arrival of the March 20, 2019 equinox. It’s the closest coincidence of a full moon with a March equinox between the years 2000 and 2030.
- Does the equinox sun really rise due east and set due west?Yes, the sun rises due east and sets due west on the equinox. Explanation, charts, diagrams, here.
- Moon and Regulus on March 18 and 19Seen from around the world on March 18 and 19, the moon is moving through the constellation Leo the Lion, past the bright star Regulus, the Lion's Heart.
- Moon and faint Cancer on March 17The constellation Cancer the Crab is faint, the faintest constellation of the zodiac. Yet the bright moon on March 17, 2019 can help you locate it.
- Moon, Castor, Pollux, Procyon March 15 and 16Let tonight's moon show you the Gemini twins, Castor and Pollux, as well as Procyon, aka the Little Dog Star.
- Moon and Winter Circle March 13-15The ecliptic - sun and moon's path, marked in green on our chart - cuts through the Winter Circle. So, every month the Circle is visible, the moon sweeps through these stars.
- Moon passes Mars, Pleiades, Aldebaran March 10-12On March 10, 11 and 12, 2019, let the moon be your guide to the red planet Mars and the constellation Taurus' two major signposts: Aldebaran and the Pleiades cluster.
- Young moon after sunset March 7-10Springtime is a beautiful time of year to watch for young moons. You might have seen one last night. Friday evening's young moon is even easier to spot, especially if you're in the Northern Hemisphere.
- Summer Triangle, signpost for all seasonsThe Summer Triangle's 3 brilliant stars - Vega, Deneb and Altair - are up before dawn in March, before midnight in May and at dusk on the summer solstice. Right now, they're in the east before sunup, near Venus!
- A mysterious star called Epsilon AurigaeEpsilon Aurigae's light dims for a period of about 2 years, in a 27-year cycle. The star's last dimming was from 2009 to 2011.
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.
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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 🙂