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The November deep sky holds beautiful sights that you can see with your own eyes, or enjoy through these amazing photos taken by our own EarthSky community.
A new astrophysical model connects local structures in our neighborhood of the Milky Way and depicts Earth in a tunnel in space.
As we view Saturn from Earth over years, our perspective changes. Sometimes see the north face of the rings, and sometimes the south face.
EarthSky readers shared two amazing September deep sky photographs with us: the Cygnus Loop, a nebula that stretches into Vulpecula, and Bode's Galaxy, aka M81.
The TESS planet-finder and Gaia space observatory have given us tickets to a red giant star symphony, now playing in our Milky Way galaxy.
Here are charts showing the late June evening sky in 2021, from master chartmaker Guy Ottewell. One looks west after sunset. One looks from above.
A couple of charts from master chart-maker Guy Ottewell, showing Mercury in the sky now and throughout 2021. Plus a word about a lost whale ...
Venus and Mercury are back in the evening sky. Have you seen them? Probably not; they're exceedingly close to the sun. But EarthSky Community member Helio Vital did manage to capture a photo of Venus on April 19, 2021. Way to go, Helio!
Celebrate dark night skies and help limit light pollution by raising awareness through the annual International Dark Sky Week, April 5 to 12, 2021. Find links to global events here.
A SpaceX rocket launched on March 4 that failed to perform a deorbit burn reentered Earth's atmosphere on March 25, 2021. It created a startling light display over Seattle and Portland.
Find out how to spot Sirius - in the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog - the brightest star as seen from Earth. Learn the mythology behind this dazzling light and how it earned the nickname of the Dog Star.
Happy Julian New Year! January 13, 2021, marks the last day of the year in the old-style Julian calendar. Why, and what happened when the calendars switched.
Full moon was last night, November 29-30, 2020. There was a faint penumbral eclipse of the moon. Tonight's moon is still near the bright red star Aldebaran in the constellation Taurus. Eclipse photos here.
On November 22, 2020, use the moon and bright star Formalhaut to visualize looking from our Milky Way galaxy's flat star-rich disk, into intergalactic space.
Every year, the Big Dipper (Great Bear) descends to its lowest point in the sky on November evenings.
In Northern Hemisphere autumn (Southern Hemisphere spring), you can see a group of constellations that represented an "ocean" to the early stargazers.
On October 6, 2020, Earth sweeps closer to the red planet Mars than it will again for another 15 years.
Here are 10 simple tips that can help you connect with the night sky, and have fun.
Some assume our planet's changing distance from the sun causes the change in the seasons. That's logical, but not the case for Earth.
Mercury is only modestly-bright in mid-July 2020, but let the waning crescent moon and the planet Venus help you to locate Mercury near the horizon as darkness gives way to dawn. If you can't see this world with the eye alone, try binoculars!