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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

    The post February Sky Tour: Dawn & Dusk Planets appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. Astronomers have identified a periodic clearing at the gas giant's equator; amateurs may have spotted the change at the end of 2018.

    The post Astronomers Identify Weather Cycle on Jupiter appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. The Moon got bonked by a space rock during Sunday's total lunar eclipse. Take a look!

    The post A Space Rock Strikes Moon During the Total Lunar Eclipse appeared first on Sky & Telescope.