What’s Up Tonight?
- Latest sunsets follow summer solsticeLatest sunsets around now for 40 degrees north latitude. Latest sunrises for 40 degrees south latitude.
- Moon in front of Cancer on June 26Crescent moon in front of Cancer the Crab on June 26, 2017. Plus a word about the difference between signs and constellations of the zodiac.
- Young moon after sunset June 25From most places worldwide, except at far-northern latitudes, the moon will set better than hour after sunset on June 25. Look for it near the sunset point.
- Latest dusk for northerly latitudesIf you're around 40 degrees N. latitude, expect your evening twilight to last latest at night, for this year, around June 24.
- See the Dragon’s Eyes on June eveningsLook in the northeast on these June evenings, near the star Vega. You'll see Rastaban and Eltanin, the eyes of Draco the Dragon.
- A Dragon, and a former pole starYou'll have to let your eyes and imagination drift a bit to see the entire winding shape of Draco the Dragon in the northern sky.
- Solstice? Depends on where you areJune 21 is the date for the solstice for some. For others, it was June 20. Either way … here's a compilation of links to info about the 2017 June solstice. Happy summer or winter, y'all!
- Things to notice at the June solsticeSome quick info that'll help you connect with nature at the June solstice, 2017! Live in the Americas? Then your solstice may be today.
- Moon and Venus before sunrise June 20You can't miss them! Look east an hour or two before sunrise. Moon is the 2nd-brightest, and Venus the 3rd-brightest, objects in our sky after the sun.
- Find the Crow, Cup and Water SnakeUse the bright star Spica to help you find the constellations of Corvus the Crow, Crater the Cup, and Hydra the Water Snake.
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.
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