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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 Moon is in the feet of Gemini this evening. Castor and Pollux are to its left, Procyon is to its lower left, and Orion is to its lower right.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, February 15 – 23 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. 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.

  3.   Comet Iwamoto is 7th magnitude this week as it crosses Leo and Cancer high in the late-night sky. See Bob King's Comet Iwamoto Ascends and Brightens, with finder chart. Friday, February 8 • The waxing crescent Moon shines in the west-southwest at nightfall. Above it by about two fists at arm's length is Mars, diminished far into the distance since its grand display last summer. Saturday, February 9 • […]

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, February 8 – 16 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.