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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. The nearby Red Planet displays remarkable changes every apparition. As Mars approaches opposition, keep an eye out for some of these differences.

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  2. Will Mars soon be hidden under a veil of dust? Let's hope not. We explore the current storm and the planet's upcoming close opposition.

    The post Big Dust Storm Blows up on Mars (Updated) appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. Don't look now — it's already gone! Asteroid 2018 LA screeched into Earth's atmosphere only 7 hours after its discovery to create a Sun-bright spectacle over South Africa and Botswana.

    The post Asteroid 2018 LA Explodes Over Botswana Hours After Discovery appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. As you'll learn in this month's astronomy podcast, Jupiter and Saturn will compete with brilliant Venus for your attention in the late-evening sky.

    The post Tour June’s Sky: Venus, Jupiter & Saturn appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. Vesta, the brightest asteroid, puts on one of its best shows ever in June, when it shines enough to see without optical aid.

    The post Vesta Gets Close and Bright appeared first on Sky & Telescope.