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


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What’s Up Tonight?


  • Moon north of star Antares on July 22
    The name Antares derives from the Ancient Greek and means rival to Ares - that is, rival to Mars. Like Mars, Antares is red in color. Antares is sometimes brighter than Mars, it's no match for Mars now!
  • On July 20, the bright “star” near the moon is Jupiter
    As soon as darkness falls on July 20, use to moon to find the dazzling king planet Jupiter nearby. Then, over the new few evenings, the moon can help you identify the bright red star Antares.
  • Moon, Jupiter and Spica on July 19
    On July 19, 2018, as the setting sun closes the curtains on the day, and the darkening skies bring out a myriad of far-off suns, let the moon introduce you to a very special star.
  • Deneb and Cygnus the Swan
    The star Deneb in its constellation Cygnus the Swan are part of the famous Summer Triangle.
  • Altair and Aquila the Eagle
    Look for the star Altair in the east on July evenings. You'll recognize it for the 2 fainter stars on either side of it ... as if the 3 were "walking the Milky Way hand in hand and three abreast."
  • Monday’s moon still near Venus
    Last chance to see these 2 very bright objects relatively close. After Monday evening, the moon - pursuing its easterly orbit around Earth - will be waxing larger and shifting away from Venus.
  • See the constellation Scutum the Shield
    Scutum has only has 4 stars that make up the constellation outline, but it's noticeable in a dark sky because a rich region of the Milky Way is behind it.
  • Friday the 13th supermoon solar eclipse
    The 2018 Friday the 13th solar eclipse will be seen mainly over the Southern Ocean, between Australia and Antarctica. The southeastern Australia coast will see a very skimpy partial eclipse on Friday afternoon. Eclipse times for that region here.
  • Vega and its constellation Lyra
    The Summer Triangle consists of 3 bright stars in 3 different constellations. The brightest is Vega in the constellation Lyra.
  • Jupiter ends retrograde on July 10-11
    The end of retrograde means the end of the best time for viewing Jupiter in 2018. But Jupiter will remain bright and fun to see for many months to come. In the meantime, Mars is now as bright as Jupiter ... soon to be brighter!


What’s Up This Month?

Source: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Whats Up? 

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Sunrise & Sunset Times
World Sunlight Map

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Some Apps (Android) to help you get started

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Sky Map
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Moon 3D
Moon Maps
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Meteor Shower Calendar
Astroid Tracker
Planets Position
Telescope Flash
Satellite AR
Sat Track
ISS HD Live: View Earth Live
ISS Detector (Alerts)

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Aurora Borealis

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AVIATION Auroral Forecast
Tips on viewing the Aurora
Current Auroral Oval

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