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. Jupiter's South Equatorial Belt appears to be pulling material from the Great Red Spot in an event that's visible from small scopes.

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  2. The annual International Space Station marathon viewing season begins later this week, when skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere can watch up to five successive ISS passes in one night.

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  3. With no Moon to muss, take a crack at seeing the Eta Aquariids, which could be one of the better meteor showers of the year.

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  4. The Moon gets in the way of April's Lyrid meteor shower, but it's still worth scanning the sky for the chance of fireballs.

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  5. The Sky Tour astronomy podcast for April 2019 takes you on a guided tour of the predawn sky and then helps you find a Hunter, a Lion, and a Bear in the evening sky.

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