What’s Up Tonight?
- Why you won’t see the new supermoonIn case you haven't heard, the closest supermoon of 2017 is a new moon - not a full moon. Here's why you won't see it.
- Deneb, tail of Cygnus the SwanDeneb marks the Tail of Cynus the Swan ... and the head of a crosslike pattern known as the Northern Cross.
- Which moon phase best for stargazing?Most astronomers would tell you that the best moon is no moon.
- Will you see the moon and Mercury?The farther south you are on Earth's globe, the better view you'll have of the very thin waning moon and Mercury at Tuesday's dawn.
- Spectacular Moon and Venus May 22The brilliant twosome will be near each other Monday morning, a beautiful and compelling sight as seen from around the globe.
- Moon, Venus, Mercury next few morningsBoth Venus and Mercury will remain in the early morning sky through early June, and Venus will remain visible at dawn throughout June and for some months to come.
- Look for the beautiful Northern CrownCorona Borealis, the Northern Crown, is an almost perfect semi-circle of stars. Look for it between two bright stars: Arcturus and Vega.
- Find the Keystone in HerculesThe Keystone is a noticeable pattern of four stars in the constellation Hercules. The bright star Vega acts as your guide to finding it.
- Find the Omega Centauri star clusterThe sparkling blue-white star Spica and even brighter planet Jupiter can act as your guide to the Omega Centauri cluster - a globular cluster - on these May 2017 nights.
- Mercury below Venus on May morningsVenus is the brightest object in the sky besides the sun and moon. Mercury is just below it throughout May 2017. Best seen from southerly latitudes!
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