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


Astronomy Calendar For Celestial Events >> 


What’s Up Tonight?


  • Moon and Mars close November 14-16
    Enjoy the celestial spectacle in mid-November 2018, as the waxing moon and the red planet Mars couple up in the evening sky.
  • Venus spectacular in morning sky
    Get up early, and see why the planet Venus is named for a goddess of love and beauty. Then watch Venus - the sky's brightest planet - as it brightens even more throughout November, 2018.
  • Moon, Saturn, Taurid meteors this weekend
    The waxing moon is back in the evening sky for all of us around the globe. This weekend, it serves as your guide to the planet Saturn. Later at night, watch for the North Taurid meteor shower.
  • Tips for watching Taurid meteors
    People have been seeing bright Taurid meteors for some weeks, but the North Taurids peak this weekend. How to watch.
  • Go young moon hunting this week
    The moon will be very tough to see on November 8. Easier from the Southern Hemisphere than the Northern. And easier as the days pass!
  • Peer out our galaxy’s south window
    Visualize looking from our Milky Way galaxy's flat star-rich disk, into intergalactic space.
  • Will you see Mercury after sunset?
    On November 6, Mercury appears farthest from the sun on our sky's dome, for this evening apparition. Those at southerly latitudes can see it best, as the evening sky darkens. Northern Hemisphere? Try binoculars!
  • Waning moon and Venus November 4 to 6
    Venus has only now returned to the east before dawn. It's very low in the sky as dawn breaks. You just might be lucky enough to catch the moon and Venus before daybreak on the mornings of November 4-6, 2018.
  • Watch for Taurid fireballs!
    Maybe you've been watching for them already. A nominal peak of the shower is November 4 and 5, and the North and South Taurids are overlapping now.
  • Cassiopeia to Andromeda galaxy
    One half of the W of Cassiopeia is more deeply notched than the other half. This deeper V is your "arrow" in the sky, pointing to the Andromeda galaxy.


What’s Up This Month?

Source: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Whats Up? 

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NASA TV LIVE |Live on YoutubeSchedule of upcoming LIVE events
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Meteorshower Guide

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

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

Some Apps (Android) to help you get started

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Heavens Above
Star Chart
Sky Map
3D Sun
Sun & Moon
Moon 3D
Moon Maps
Lunar Phase
Sun, Moon & Planets
Mars Map
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
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AVIATION Auroral Forecast
Tips on viewing the Aurora
Current Auroral Oval

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

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World clocks
Time Zone Converter – Time Difference Calculator 

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