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John Jardine Goss

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.

January full moon is the Wolf Moon. See it tonight!

The 2024 January full moon falls on January 25. It's in Cancer and appears nearby the Beehive star cluster. It also closely follows the path of the sun in July.

Best sky scenes of 2024: What not to miss!

Check out the best sky scenes of 2024! A total solar eclipse crosses North America, planets have close pairings, a comet may shine bright and more!

December full moon – Long Night Moon – mimics the June sun

The December full moon is called the Long Night Moon, Moon Before Yule, or Cold Moon. It crosses high in the sky, mimicking the June sun.

November full moon and Jupiter this weekend

The November full moon will fall overnight on November 26-27, 2023. Bright Jupiter will be nearby. And the Pleiades star cluster will lie in the moon's glare.

September full moon 2023 is a super Harvest Moon

The September full moon - the Harvest Moon supermoon - happens overnight on September 28-29, 2023. This full moon lies between Jupiter and Saturn.

August full moon: a Blue supermoon near Saturn

The August full moon occurs twice in 2023. Both are supermoons. The 1st full moon was August 1. The 2nd - also called a Blue Moon - is August 30-31.

July full moon is the Buck Moon and a supermoon

The July full moon – the Buck Moon – falls overnight tonight, and is fullest at 11:39 UTC (6:39 a.m. CDT) tomorrow. It's also a supermoon.

Full moon in June mimics path of December sun

The June full moon - the Strawberry Moon - occurs on the overnight of June 3, 2023. Watch its path across the sky. You'll see it mimics the December sun.

May full moon is the Flower Moon

The May full moon occurs near mid-day today, May 5. The moon looks full on the overnights of May 4, 5, and 6. Learn more about the Flower Moon.