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People get excited about conjunctions in astronomy, and they are often beautiful. EarthSky community member Tom Wildoner provides an illustration.
Three of the 5 planets are easy to see. Two aren’t so easy. Charts and info here that can help you see all 5 planets together in early August 2016.
How to watch a meteor shower. Tips for beginners.
How to spot the radiant point for the Delta Aquarid meteor shower, going on now. Plus … why meteors in annual showers have radiant points.
Delta Aquarid shower officially began mid-July. Nominal peak July 28 or 29. The shower is long and rambling. If you watch the Perseids in August, you’ll see Delta Aquarids then, too.
Fly along with Earth’s shadow in a video depicting the path of the August 21, 2017 total eclipse of the sun, first eclipse over the continental U.S. since 1979.
What are the odds? Peter Lowenstein caught Venus and Mercury on the evening of their conjunction – July 16, 2016 – setting through a thin break in the clouds.
How can we comprehend the distances to the stars? This post brings the scale of light-years down to the scale of miles and kilometers.
The waxing crescent moon swept near Jupiter this weekend as seen from all parts of Earth. Photos from EarthSky friends, here …
Venus is returning to the west after sunset. We’re hearing reports of brief glimpses of it, low in the twilight. EarthSky community photos here!
Every visible star is within Milky Way
Mars and Saturn over the Alps