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. A powerful fireball exploded over the wilds of eastern Russia last December. Satellites captured the whole thing. 

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  2. The Sky Tour astronomy podcast for March 2019 takes you on a guided tour of the predawn sky and then helps you find the dazzling stars that make the huge Winter Hexagon — including Sirius, the Dog Star.

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  3. On Monday night, February 18th, observers in the western U.S. and Mexico may see the occultation of a lifetime when a tiny asteroid momentarily blots out the night sky's brightest star.

    The post Will Sirius Disappear on February 18th? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. Comet Iwamoto is visible as a binocular target from a dark sky. Follow it this week as it passes from Virgo into Leo.

    The post Comet Iwamoto Ascends and Brightens appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. February's Sky Tour podcast urges you to get outside early to gaze on three bright planets — then return in the evening to spot two more.

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