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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. See what cosmic dust can do! Head outside this weekend for the peak of the Orionid meteor shower and an eyeful of zodiacal light.

    The post Orionid Meteors Max Out Sunday, Zodiacal Light Returns appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. What's your pleasure when it comes to observing? Comets? Supernovae? Occultations? Get a sample of each and more in the upcoming week.

    The post Busy Skies Ahead: Comets, a Supernova, and a Dramatic Regulus Occultation appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. Be sure to set the alarm so you don't miss the squeaky-tight conjunction of Venus and Mars Thursday morning. They'll stay close through the weekend.

    The post Venus and Mars Kiss at Dawn appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. Here’s an opportunity for amateurs to help improve our understanding of Neptune’s moon Triton.

    The post Neptune’s Moon Triton to Occult Star appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. Two big, naked-eye sunspot groups are putting on a splendid show this week. We're also in the crosshairs for a strong geomagnetic storm and possible auroras.

    The post Giant Sunspots, Flares Presage Arrival of Solar Storm appeared first on Sky & Telescope.