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See a daytime moon around now

These next few mornings are a good time to look for a daytime moon. Look west in the hours shortly after sunrise.

Mizar and Alcor, famous double star

Find Mizar and its fainter companion star Alcor in the Big Dipper’s handle.

M13: Great Cluster in Hercules

Stargazers agree that the Great Cluster in the constellation Hercules – also known as M13 – is the finest globular cluster in the northern half of the heavens.

How do you star hop?

Find new stars and constellations by star hopping from ones you already know.

Full moon near Jupiter April 10-11

Full moon comes on April 11 at 6:08 UTC. For the Americas, that means full moon happens tonight. As the 1st full moon of northern spring, it fixes the date of Easter Sunday.

The Coma Cluster of galaxies

The Coma Cluster is one of the richest galaxy clusters known. How many suns and how many worlds might be located in this direction of space?

Cor Caroli, the Heart of Charles

Cor Caroli is a binary star and the brightest star in the northern constellation Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs.

Earth between Jupiter and sun April 7

This is Jupiter’s yearly opposition. It’s rising in the east as the sun sets in the west, brightest and best in the sky for this year!

Big Dipper to Arcturus, Spica, Jupiter

Follow the arc in the Big Dipper’s handle to the star Arcturus, drive a spike to the star Spica. In the process, you’ll also notice Jupiter, now just 2 days from its April 7 opposition.

Moon near Gemini stars on April 3

Gemini’s 2 brightest stars – Castor and Pollux – represent twins in many cultures.