People in the Southern Hemisphere should have an easier time catching the young moon and Mercury after sunset on August 27.
Posts by Bruce McClure
The longest lunar month of 2014 starts with the August 25 new moon and ends September 24. All you need to know about the varying lengths of the lunar months, here.
Barely visible to the unaided eye on a dark, moonless night, the Omega Nebula (Messier 17) is best seen through binoculars, or low power in a telescope.
Some stargazers star-hop to the Andromeda galaxy via the W-shaped constellation, Cassiopeia. Try it!
Astrological signs versus astronomical constellations, how to locate Ophiuchus, some deep-sky treasures it contains, plus charts and more.
This gorgeous celestial trio – the moon, Jupiter and Venus – is so very bright that some sharp-eyed people might even see the brilliant threesome after sunup.
See the beautiful sky show before sunrise on August 22, as the waning crescent moon guides your eye to the sky’s brightest and second-brightest planets: Venus and Jupiter.
Jupiter and the Beehive star cluster will be in the same binocular field from now until mid-September. Look east before dawn in late August and September 2014.
The Trifid is a famous summertime binocular object. Its name means “divided into three lobes.” If you view this nebula through a telescope, you’ll see why.
Venus and Jupiter are close in the east at dawn Monday. Wake up 90 to 60 minutes before sunrise to see them!