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Bruce McClure

EarthSky’s 2021 meteor shower guide

New moon comes on August 8, leaving skies dark for the Perseids in 2021. EarthSky's meteor shower guide features dates and times. It can help you plan.

Mars and Regulus in conjunction July 29

The Mars-Regulus conjunction happens on July 29, 2021. Mars will be 0.7 degrees N. of Regulus. Watch on July 28, too, and look low in the western twilight.

Perseid meteor shower 2021: All you need to know

In 2021, the peak mornings for the Perseid meteor shower - August 11, 12 and 13 - will be moon-free. Now all you need is a dark sky!

Delta Aquariid meteor shower 2021: All you need to know

Late July presents a nominal peak for the Delta Aquariid meteor shower, but this long and rambling shower is active from July 12 to August 23 each year.

Full moon, Saturn, Jupiter July 23 to 26

The full moon, Jupiter, Saturn ... what could be better? Watch as they light the night from dusk until dawn on July 23 to 26, 2021.

Venus and Regulus conjunction on July 21

The Venus and Regulus conjunction will occur on July 21, 2021. Then watch for the rest of the month, as Venus wanders past this "fixed" star.

The Omega Nebula is a star-forming region

The Omega Nebula - a star-forming region - is visible through binoculars and glorious in a low-power magnification telescope. Here's how to find it.

Scorpius? Here’s your constellation

The southern-most constellation of the zodiac is Scorpius the Scorpion. It's easy to spot on July evenings from most parts of the world.

Northern Cross: Backbone of Milky Way

On summer evenings, look for this star pattern in the east, sideways to the horizon.

Coathanger cluster: Looks like its name

The Coathanger cluster resembles its namesake and is easy to spot through binoculars. Use the star Albireo - part of the Summer Triangle - to find it.