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Marcy Curran

Visible planets and night sky guide for July

Visible planets and night sky guide for July 2024. Tonight Mars will lie close to the dim planet Uranus in the morning sky. A binocular view is best.

Dog days of summer: Hottest in July and August

The dog days of summer are named for the Dog Star Sirius - the brightest star in the sky - in the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog. Learn why here.

Meteor shower guide 2024: Up next the Delta Aquariids

The Delta Aquariids meteor shower rambles across the skies for weeks. Look for them from late July through early August. Your 2024 meteor shower guide here.

Venus superior conjunction: Venus is behind the sun today

The moment of the Venus superior conjunction - passing between the sun and Earth - in 2024 is at 16 UTC (11 a.m. CDT) today, June 4.

Penumbral lunar eclipse March 24-25, 2024

A penumbral lunar eclipse happens overnight on March 24-25, 2024, bringing a subtle shading to the moon. See where it's visible and more, here.

1st of 5 new supermoons in a row starting today

We will have 5 new supermoons in a row, starting on January 11, 2024. The April 8, 2924, new supermoon will result in the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse!

Chart showing Mars oppositions from 2018 to 2033

Here's why Mars oppositions are sometimes awesome. 2022 is a good year for Mars, but 2020 was even better. The next great Mars opposition is in 2033.

Photos of Comet Nishimura from around the world

Check out these great photos of Comet Nishimura from the EarthSky community. The comet is going into the sun's glare now, it might still be visible.

Full Blue Moon near Saturn: It’s a supermoon on August 30-31

Look for the full moon near Saturn - it's a supermoon and a Blue Moon - overnight on August 30-31, 2023. They're both at their biggest and brightest in 2023.

Moon near Mars after sunset on August 18 and 19

Look for a thin crescent moon near Mars after sunset on the evenings of August 18 and 19, 2023. The moon will pass as close as four full moon widths from Mars.