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. Prime-time Jupiter viewing kicks off this month when the planet reaches opposition on June 10th. 

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  2. This month's Sky Tour podcast starts with a solstice update and a rundown of lunar phases, then helps you find four planets in the evening sky along with the best stars and constellations of early summer.

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  3. The 60 Starlink satellites parading across the sky make an incredible sight, but some skywatchers wonder at what cost to the night.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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