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  1. Astronomers all over are waiting with bated breath to see what Betelgeuse will do next. Is it going to start brightening again on February 21st? Or will it continue to surprise?

    The post Is Betelgeuse Approaching a Crossroads? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day or boycotting it, anyone visiting this site loves the stars. Here's a chance to participate in an effort to make sure future generations love them too.

    The post Do You Love the Stars? Do Some Astronomy This Valentine’s Day appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. Occultations of stars by the Moon occur routinely, but planetary lunar occultations are much rarer birds. That's why I hope you'll make the effort Tuesday morning February 18th to watch the waning crescent Moon occult the planet Mars.

    The post Watch the Moon Occult Mars Before Sunrise on February 18th appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. If you drag yourself outside before dawn and then wait until after sunset, you can spot all five of the naked-eye planets. And the Winter Hexagon glides high in the evening sky.

    The post February 2020: Five Planets & More! appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. The sky provides. This winter, the fading of Betelgeuse caught us all by surprise. Now, as January wraps up, we can add a new comet discovery and a supernova bright enough to see in a 6-inch telescope to an ever-growing list of seasonal sky wonders.

    The post The Latest on Betelgeuse, Plus a Bright Supernova and New Comet Iwamoto appeared first on Sky & Telescope.