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


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What’s Up Tonight?


  • Keep watching for Orionid meteors
    Meteor showers last for several weeks, as Earth passes through a stream of debris left behind by a comet. The Orionids might have peaked Saturday morning, but Sunday morning should be good, too.
  • Orionid meteor shower peak tonight!
    This weekend is an awesome time to look for meteors in the annual Orionid shower. They'll probably most prolific in the hours before dawn on October 21.
  • Uranus at opposition on October 19
    Opposition for Uranus - or any outer planet - means it's opposite the sun in our sky, rising at sunset. The new moon provides a dark night for viewing this faint world.
  • Bright star Deneb transits at nightfall
    When the sun or a star transits, it's at its highest in the sky. Deneb's transit at nightfall marks a shift toward winter - or summer - depending on where you are.
  • Watch for zodiacal light, or false dawn
    Watch for this eerie light about 2 hours before sunrise in the Northern Hemisphere. From the Southern Hemisphere, watch for it after sunset.
  • Keep watching moon, Venus, Mars
    The best views of the moon and planets before dawn are happening now!
  • Moon, Venus, Mars next few mornings
    Don't miss the moon's sweep past dazzling Venus and much fainter Mars, east before sunup. Lovely to view, and you might get a sense of the moon in orbit.
  • Moon occults Regulus on October 15
    From most of the world, the waning moon shines near the bright star Regulus Sunday morning. From much of the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean or southeast Canada, the moon will pass in front of Regulus.
  • Find constellations of the zodiac
    Today's sky chart shows the constellations of the zodiac that are up after nightfall on these October evenings.
  • What bright star flashes red and green?
    A bright star twinkling with red and green flashes, low in the northeastern sky on October evenings, is probably Capella.


What’s Up This Month?

Source: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Whats Up? 

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

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Google Sky
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Google Mars
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Some Apps (Android) to help you get started

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Sky Map
3D Sun
Sun & Moon
Moon 3D
Moon Maps
Lunar Phase
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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)

Ps. There are a lot more out there, these are just a few that i’ve tried 🙂


Aurora Borealis

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Tips on viewing the Aurora
Current Auroral Oval

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