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Night sky news

When you head outdoors tonight, take Sky & Telescope's podcast with you for a guided tour to the night sky. Learn what constellations are visible, find out where and when you'll see the planets, and catch each month's celestial highlights, from meteor showers to eclipses.
  1. Mira, one of the easiest-to-observe pulsating variable stars, reaches peak brightness this month. Don't be shy, come look her in the eye. 

    The post Mira Makes January Nights “Wonderful” appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. The new year opens with the magnificent pairing of the solar system's largest planet with one of its smallest.

    The post Mars Flies By Jupiter in a Close Dawn Conjunction appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. The Quadrantid meteor shower is usually one of the year's best. But this year's event will be spoiled by strong light from an intruding Moon.

    The post Poor Year for the Quadrantid Meteor Shower appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years graces the skies above North America. The Western United States, including Alaska and Hawaiʻi, has the best view.

    The post January’s Total Lunar Eclipse appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. Sky & Telescope's year-at-a-glance guide to celestial happenings is a symphony of detailed calculations and clear, elegant design.

    The post How We Create the “Skygazer’s Almanac” appeared first on Sky & Telescope.