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Look for Deneb Kaitos – brightest star in Cetus the Whale – highest in the sky around mid-evening.
On October 21, 22 and 23, you’ll find the moon traveling in front of the constellation Gemini the Twins, to the south of its bright stars Castor and Pollux.
Orionid meteors probably most prolific in the few hours before dawn Friday. The moon will prove troublesome this year.
The Andromeda galaxy is the closest big galaxy to our Milky Way. Here are a couple of different ways to find it. Just be sure your sky is dark!
Small Magellanic Cloud resembles a luminous cloud, but it’s really a dwarf galaxy, orbiting our Milky Way. Here’s how to see it, from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere.
Look here for information about all the major meteor showers between now and the year’s end.
The Northern Hemisphere’s Hunter’s Moon – and the 1st of 3 supermoons in 2016 – has come and gone. The moon is now waning and rising later at night.
From much of the US, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and southeast Canada, Aldebaran will disappear behind the moon’s lit side and reappear on its dark side.
The moon is up during the day half the time, as it orbits Earth once a month. The next few mornings are a good time to notice a daytime moon.
The October 15 full moon is the Northern Hemisphere’s Hunter’s Moon and a supermoon. But all full moons are special. Here’s why.
If you live at northerly latitudes, the waning moon tonight will rise sooner than you might expect. If you live in the S. Hemisphere, it’ll rise later!
The Northern Hemisphere’s full Hunter’s Moon for 2016 falls the nights of October 15 and 16. Will it be bigger, brighter, more colorful?
The full moon on October 15-16 is the Northern Hemisphere’s Hunter’s Moon. It also ushers in the 1st of 3 full-moon supermoons in 2016.
You’ll see a nearly full moon tonight. The full Hunter’s Moon – a supermoon – will come on the night of October 15.
Cassiopeia the Queen is an easy-to-find constellation from northerly latitudes. It has the shape of an M or W. Schedar is the Queen’s brightest star.
Charles Messier didn’t include the Double Cluster in his famous catalog. That’s probably because there’s nothing like this magnificent cluster anywhere in the sky.
A bright star twinkling with red and green flashes, low in the northeastern sky on October evenings, is probably Capella.
The moon’s appearance in our sky follows a cycle. The cycle of minor lunar standstills diminishes some Hunter’s Moon characteristics in 2016.
Don’t expect to see Neptune in the moon’s glare on October 12, 2016. But the moon can help you imagine this planet’s location in the starry sky.
You might spot a waxing gibbous moon against a blue afternoon sky in the next few days. It’s waxing toward the Northern Hemisphere’s full Hunter’s Moon.
If we could see Mars in ultraviolet …