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Sky at the glance

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 Perseid meteor shower should be at its maximum late Friday and Saturday nights, August 11-12 and 12-13.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, August 11 – 19 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. Saturn glows in the south at nightfall. Fiery Antares, less bright, twinkles 13° to Saturn's lower right.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, August 4 – 12 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. The Sagittarius Teapot is in the south after darkness is complete.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, July 28 – August 5 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. Starry Scorpius is sometimes called "the Orion of Summer" for its brightness and its prominent red supergiant (Antares in the case of Scorpius, Betelgeuse for Orion). Catch Scorpius due south just after dark now. It's full of deep-sky objects for binoculars or a telescope

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, July 21– 29 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. Mercury is having a poor apparition low in evening twilight this month. But it's bright enough (magnitude –0.2 this evening) that you can pick it up anyway if the air is good and clear.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, July 14 – 22 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.