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John Jardine Goss

Visible planets and night sky for February and March

Visible planets in February and March. Look at Venus approaching the horizon before it disappears from the morning sky in March. And see Mars climbing higher.

February full moon is the smallest of 2024

The February full moon - or Snow Moon - happens overnight on February 23-24, 2024. It's the smallest full moon of 2024 and glows near the bright star Regulus.

January full moon is the Wolf Moon. See it tonight!

The 2024 January full moon falls on January 25. It's in Cancer and appears nearby the Beehive star cluster. It also closely follows the path of the sun in July.

Best sky scenes of 2024: What not to miss!

Check out the best sky scenes of 2024! A total solar eclipse crosses North America, planets have close pairings, a comet may shine bright and more!

December full moon – Long Night Moon – mimics the June sun

The December full moon is called the Long Night Moon, Moon Before Yule, or Cold Moon. It crosses high in the sky, mimicking the June sun.

November full moon and Jupiter this weekend

The November full moon will fall overnight on November 26-27, 2023. Bright Jupiter will be nearby. And the Pleiades star cluster will lie in the moon's glare.

September full moon 2023 is a super Harvest Moon

The September full moon - the Harvest Moon supermoon - happens overnight on September 28-29, 2023. This full moon lies between Jupiter and Saturn.

August full moon: a Blue supermoon near Saturn

The August full moon occurs twice in 2023. Both are supermoons. The 1st full moon was August 1. The 2nd - also called a Blue Moon - is August 30-31.

July full moon is the Buck Moon and a supermoon

The July full moon – the Buck Moon – falls overnight tonight, and is fullest at 11:39 UTC (6:39 a.m. CDT) tomorrow. It's also a supermoon.

Full moon in June mimics path of December sun

The June full moon - the Strawberry Moon - occurs on the overnight of June 3, 2023. Watch its path across the sky. You'll see it mimics the December sun.