What’s Up Tonight?
- 1st quarter moon and Regulus May 21Starting tonight and for the next several days, notice the moon's orbital motion as it sweeps by the star Regulus, the Heart of the Lion in the constellation Leo.
- Which moon phase best for stargazing?Most astronomers would tell you that the best moon is no moon.
- Moon and Gemini stars May 18 and 19Gemini's 2 brightest stars - Castor and Pollux - represent twins in many cultures.
- Young moon and Venus May 16-18A beautiful sight in the west after sunset for the next few evenings ... the brightest planet Venus near the returning young moon.
- Find the Omega Centauri star clusterThe sparkling blue-white star Spica acts as your guide to the Omega Centauri cluster, a globular cluster bright enough to see with the eye alone, in a dark sky.
- Meet Corvus the CrowCorvus is a small constellation, recognizable for its compact, boxy shape. It's a fun one!
- Find the Keystone in HerculesThe Keystone is a noticeable pattern of 4 stars in the constellation Hercules. The bright star Vega acts as your guide to finding it.
- Look for the beautiful Northern CrownCorona Borealis, the Northern Crown, is an almost perfect semi-circle of stars. Look for it between 2 bright stars: Arcturus and Vega.
- This weekend … Moon and MercuryBest morning apparition of Mercury for 2018 in the Southern Hemisphere ... worst in the Northern Hemisphere. For the whole Earth, the moon will sweep past Mercury before sunrise.
- Bright star Vega on May eveningsBright, bluish Vega marks the constellation Lyra the Harp.
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.
USTREAM: ISS LIVE
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 🙂