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. Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak begins its best showing of the year this week as it slingshots across the Big Dipper into circumpolar skies.

    The post Comet 41P/T-G-K Greens Up For St. Paddy’s Day appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. On the night of March 4th, all you'll need are your eyes to watch the Moon occult Aldebaran. Better yet, place yourself on the graze line.

    The post Aldebaran’s Disappearing Act on March 4th appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. In this month's easy-to-download podcast, find out how you can spot Venus in both the evening and predawn skies.Late in March, Mercury makes an appearance.

    The post Tour March’s Sky: Venus Sinks, Mercury Rises appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. Clear skies prevailed across Patagonia in South America, providing intrepid eclipse-chasers with beautiful views of February 26th's annular solar eclipse.

    The post Sunday’s Annular Solar Eclipse: First Reports appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. Die-hard eclipse chasers have journeyed to the Southern Hemisphere to catch a short but dramatically thin "ring" eclipse of the Sun this weekend.

    The post February 26th’s Annular Solar Eclipse appeared first on Sky & Telescope.