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


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Astronomy Calendar For Celestial Events >> 

 

What’s Up Tonight?

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  • The total lunar eclipse of January 20-21
    It's a supermoon eclipse, and many are calling it a Blood Moon eclipse. The January 20-21, 2019, total eclipse of the moon will be viewed from North and South America, Greenland, Iceland, Europe, northern and western Africa plus the Arctic regions of the globe.
  • Moon near Castor and Pollux on January 19
    On the night of January 19, 2019, let the full-looking waxing gibbous moon guide your eye to the bright Gemini stars, Castor and Pollux!
  • Identify stars in the Winter Circle
    Go outside, and look for the waxing gibbous moon tonight. Then notice the stars nearby. Tonight's moon is within the Winter Circle stars.
  • Moon near Aldebaran January 16 and 17
    Will you see the red star Aldebaran - Eye of the Bull in Taurus - in the moon's glare January 16 or 17? Plus ... the story of Aldebaran when it was part of a double pole star.
  • Sirius, future South Pole Star
    The sky's brightest star, Sirius aka the Dog Star, will come to within 1.6 degrees of the south celestial pole in the year 66270.
  • How to locate planet Uranus
    Tonight's waxing crescent moon shines close to Uranus. Learn how to locate the planet, using tonight's moon location and these links to charts and other info.
  • Today is New Year’s Eve, in the Julian calendar
    Happy Julian New Year! January 13, 2019, marks the last day of the year in the old-style Julian calendar. Why, and what happened when the calendars switched.
  • Moon sweeps past Mars January 11 to 13
    Mars is the bright object near the moon these next several evenings. You'll find Mars much fainter than six months ago, but still as bright as our sky's brightest stars.
  • Achernar marks the end of the River
    The bright, southerly star Achernar marks the end of the River in the constellation Eridanus. Many at northerly latitudes make a game of trying to catch a glimpse of it.
  • A winding river of stars called Eridanus
    Why search for such a faint constellation? Only because it's very beautiful. Plus seeing Eridanus can give you a kinship with stargazers from centuries ago.

 


What’s Up This Month?

Source: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Whats Up? 

meteor-showerSeveral 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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 WATCH LIVE

NASA TV (& Other Space LIVE streams)

(Schedule of upcoming LIVE events)

USTREAM: ISS LIVE

https://www.ustream.tv/channel/17074538

Watch Celestial Events Live @ SLOOH >>  

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Discover the 88 Star Constellations

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.


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NASA collection of sound effects from both this world and deep intergalactic space, available for all of us to enjoy 

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Explore More 

StargazingAstronomy Calendar For Celestial Events
NASA TV LIVE |Live on YoutubeSchedule of upcoming LIVE events
Slooh: Watch Celestial Events Live

What’s Up Tonight?
This Week’s Star Gazing Tips
Meteorshower Guide
Constellation-guide.com
Messier-objects.com
Spaceweather

Moon Calendar & Current Moon Phase
Sunrise & Sunset Times
World Sunlight Map

Solar System Exploration | Site Map
Asteroid Watch
Astropics; Share the Universe


Interactive 

Google Sky
Google Moon
Google Mars
Tour the Cosmos (3D Exploration)
WorldWideTelescope


Some Apps (Android) to help you get started

Star Walk 2
Heavens Above
Star Chart
Sky Map
NASA
SkyWeek
3D Sun
Sun & Moon
Moon 3D
Moon Maps
Lunar Phase
Sun, Moon & Planets
Mars Map
SkyEye
Meteor Shower Calendar
Astroid Tracker
Planets Position
Telescope Flash
Satellite AR
Sat Track
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 🙂

 


Aurora Borealis

AuroraMax: Aurora Borealis in Realtime
Aurora Borealis Activity Now. Everything You Need to know
AVIATION Auroral Forecast
Tips on viewing the Aurora
Current Auroral Oval
Global

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

Kp maps of midnight equatorward boundaries – There are maps for four quadrants of the globe: North America | Eurasia | South America and Eastern Pacific | Africa-Indian Ocean-Australasia


Daylight Saving Time (Clock back or forth?)
World clocks
Time Zone Converter – Time Difference Calculator 


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