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


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What’s Up Tonight?


  • Constellation Cepheus looks like a house
    The constellation Cepheus represents a King, but looks like the stick house that children draw.
  • Moon to cover star Aldebaran
    No matter where you live worldwide, look for the moon near the red star Aldebaran before dawn on August 16, 2017. From the Caribbean, northeastern tip of South America and North Atlantic Ocean, the moon will cover or "occult" Aldebaran.
  • Moon sweeps through Taurus the Bull
    Before dawn now, the moon is near the bright star Aldebaran and the little dipper of the Pleiades star cluster. Chart here, plus info on an upcoming occultation of Aldebaran by the moon.
  • Ophiuchus is part of the zodiac, too
    The sun is in front of the constellation Ophiuchus from about November 30 to December 18. Look for it in the southwest sky on August and September evenings.
  • Star-hop to Perseid meteor radiant
    Tonight, as you watch the Perseid meteor shower, see if you can star-hop from the constellation Cassiopeia to the Double Cluster, which nearly coincides with the radiant point of the Perseid shower.
  • Perseids to peak this weekend!
    The Perseids are peaking! Here are more tips and links for helping you enjoy this annual meteor shower.
  • How to watch 2017’s Perseid meteors
    The moon interferes with 2017's Perseid meteor shower. But, yes, you can try watching meteors in the moonlight! Here are some tips to help you enjoy.
  • Big Dipper to Polaris, Mizar, Alcor
    Use the Big Dipper to find Polaris, the North Star. Then notice the two stars Mizar and Alcor in the Big Dipper’s handle.
  • This week, watch for a morning moon
    Daytime moons float pale and beautiful against a blue sky. Look west after sunrise!
  • Partial lunar eclipse on August 7-8
    Africa and Europe will see the partial lunar eclipse after sunset August 7. India and western Asia will see it around midnight August 7. Eastern Asia, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand will see it before sunrise August 8.


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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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.

nasa sound effects

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



Explore More 

StargazingAstronomy Calendar For Celestial Events
Slooh: Watch Celestial Events Live

What’s Up Tonight?
This Week’s Star Gazing Tips
Meteorshower Guide

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

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


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

Some Apps (Android) to help you get started

Star Walk 2
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
Aurora Borealis Activity Now. Everything You Need to know
AVIATION Auroral Forecast
Tips on viewing the Aurora
Current Auroral Oval

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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