To see Mimosa, you need to be at the latitude of New Orleans, Hawaii, Cairo or New Delhi. From the Southern Hemisphere, Mimosa is a prominent and beloved star.
Here’s how to find the constellation Cancer in your sky. Plus Cancer’s place in sky history, lore and science.
The Big Dipper is easy. And, once you find it, you can find the Little Dipper, too.
Mizar and its fainter companion star Alcor are easy to spot in the Big Dipper’s handle.
Looking for an easy, but profound, sky activity? Note how far the sunset moves on your horizon, as spring shifts toward summer, or autumn toward winter, on your part of the globe.
The 2020 equinox comes March 20 at 03:50 UTC. That’s tonight – the night of March 19 – according to clocks in North America. Happy spring (or fall), y’all.
It’s the brightest star in Earth’s sky, so spectacularly bright that you might see glints of different colors radiating from it. But is Sirius so bright because it’s an extremely powerful star?
Whether you’re a beginning stargazer or a veteran of thousands of starry nights, binoculars can be your best friend.
Right now, Mars is in the east before sunup. It’s getting brighter, but is still much fainter than mighty Jupiter, which is near it on the sky’s dome. But just wait. 2020 will be a great year to see Mars! Here’s why.
Equinox means “equal night.” And you might hear that day and night are equal at the equinoxes. Yet Earth’s atmosphere and our sun conspire to give us more day than night at an equinox.
Strawberry Moon, penumbral lunar eclipse, on June 5
Despite the full moon, comet Lemmon!