What’s Up Tonight?
- Constellation Cepheus looks like a houseThe constellation Cepheus represents a King, but looks like the stick house that children draw.
- Moon to cover star AldebaranNo 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 BullBefore 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, tooThe 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 radiantTonight, 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 meteorsThe 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, AlcorUse 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 moonDaytime moons float pale and beautiful against a blue sky. Look west after sunrise!
- Partial lunar eclipse on August 7-8Africa 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?
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.
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 🙂