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Marcy Curran

Visible planets and night sky for February

Visible planets in February. We're 47 days from eclipse day! See the moon, Castor, Pollux and the faint Beehive before sunset until a little before sunrise.

Meteor shower guide 2024: Up next the April Lyrids

We're in a meteor shower drought until the April Lyrids. They'll be best overnight on April 21-22. Your 2024 meteor shower guide here.

1st of 5 new supermoons in a row starting today

We will have 5 new supermoons in a row, starting on January 11, 2024. The April 8, 2924, new supermoon will result in the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse!

Chart showing Mars oppositions from 2018 to 2033

Here's why Mars oppositions are sometimes awesome. 2022 is a good year for Mars, but 2020 was even better. The next great Mars opposition is in 2033.

Last of 4 full supermoons for 2023 is tonight

We had 4 full supermoons in a row in 2023. The last one for this year is tonight. Supermoons look brighter than ordinary full moons.

Photos of Comet Nishimura from around the world

Check out these great photos of Comet Nishimura from the EarthSky community. The comet is going into the sun's glare now, it might still be visible.

Full Blue Moon near Saturn: It’s a supermoon on August 30-31

Look for the full moon near Saturn - it's a supermoon and a Blue Moon - overnight on August 30-31, 2023. They're both at their biggest and brightest in 2023.

Moon near Mars after sunset on August 18 and 19

Look for a thin crescent moon near Mars after sunset on the evenings of August 18 and 19, 2023. The moon will pass as close as four full moon widths from Mars.

How DART deflected an asteroid (but released a boulder swarm)

Thanks to DART, we minutely deflected the asteroid from its path in the name of planetary defense. But we also released a boulder swarm.
Favorite Star Patterns

Teapot of Sagittarius points to Milky Way center

As you gaze toward the famous Teapot asterism in the constellation Sagittarius, you're looking toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy.