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Never miss an exciting event in the night sky with the Star Walk space news — your online guide to the latest astronomy events and celestial bodies visible tonight. Find out how and when to observe meteor showers, solar and lunar eclipses, Starlink satellites, planetary events, comets, and more. Learn the astronomy terms, see stargazing forecasts for Northern and Southern Hemispheres, and get observation tips.

10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Space

10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Space

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Which planet has a tail? Where is the biggest amount of water in space (spoiler: not on the Earth)? Learn the 10 incredible space facts you’ve probably never heard before!

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) Path in February

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) — The Best Visible Comet 2023 Is Close To Earth Right Now

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Stargazers worldwide have already started observing this bright comet. ☄️What are you waiting for? Learn when and how you can see it, too!

Jupiter guide

Jupiter Facts: The Biggest Planet in the Solar System

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The bright Jupiter is known for its many moons, unstable surface, and mysterious Great Red Spot. Is there something else? Find out!

Moon-Mars Conjunction February 2023

February 2023: What Planet is Next to the Moon?

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What is that bright dot shining near the Moon tonight? Find out about stars and planets that can be seen next to our natural satellite this month!

Full Moon in February 2023: Snow Moon

Full Moon in February 2023: Snow Moon

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February’s Full Snow Moon will occur on February 5. Learn the best time for its observation and find out the meaning behind its name.

A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off with Starlink satellites

How to See Starlink Satellite Train 2023

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Learn how to see Starlink satellites in the sky from your location and get info on the upcoming Starlink launches.

Facts About Uranus

Planet Uranus: The Coldest Planet

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Uranus has a peculiar chemical composition, extreme temperatures, and the most unusual axial tilt. Here we’ll take a closer look at this planet.

Mars in retrograde

What is a retrograde in astronomy? Retrograde meaning in simple words

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Figure out how retrograde motion works and learn if you should dread Mercury retrograde.

Sky in February 2023

What’s in the Sky Tonight: February 2023

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If you don't stargaze in February, you'll miss out on a bright comet, beautiful planets, shining stars near the Moon, and more. Here is more about the events you won't want to miss.

DSO in February

Deep-Sky Objects of February 2023

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From this article, you’ll learn more about deep-sky objects. The list of galaxies and star clusters visible in February is included!

Facts About Saturn

Fun Planet Saturn Facts: Explore Saturn's Rings, Moons, and More

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How many rings does Saturn have? Where is Saturn tonight in the sky? Find answers to these and other most common questions about Saturn in our article.

Mars and its two moons, Phobos and Deimos

Mars: Facts About the Red Planet

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Why is Mars red? What’s the gravity on Mars? Read this article to get answers to these and many other questions and learn more about the Red Planet.

Neptune at opposition 2021

Planet Neptune: Explore the Farthest Planet From the Sun!

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How big is Neptune? What is Neptune made of? Why is Neptune blue? Read our article and learn curious facts about the outermost planet in the Solar System.

Alpha Centaurids 2023

Alpha Centaurids: Meteor Shower in February 2023

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This February, keep alert for the Alpha Centaurid meteor shower! 🌠 Read on for the meteor shower’s details and catch the most shooting stars.

Amazing Planet Venus

Discover the Amazing Planet Venus

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Venus is the second planet from the Sun and the brightest planet in our sky. Learn more facts about Venus and the best time to see it in the sky.

Facts About Mercury

Facts About Mercury: All You Need to Know

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Explore the closest planet to the Sun! Find out how long a day on Mercury is and how many moons the planet has. Also, keep up with the upcoming Mercury events!

Pleiades Star Cluster

The Pleiades: One of the Best Naked-Eye Deep-Sky Objects

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How many stars can be observed in the Pleiades star cluster? 💫 Most stargazers only see six – learn how to spot more!

Asteroid 2015 TB145 passing near Earth

Should You Worry About an Asteroid Hitting Earth?

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Is it likely for an asteroid to hit Earth anytime soon? In this article, we’ll answer the most burning questions about potentially hazardous asteroids.

Chinese New Year 2023-2

Chinese New Year 2023: Year of the Water Rabbit

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In 2023, Chinese New Year falls on January 22, starting the year of the Rabbit 🐇 Read our article to learn everything about this traditional festival.

Venus-Saturn Conjunction in January 2023

Planets in Conjunction 2023: Venus Near Saturn, Neptune, Jupiter

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Planets meet in the sky relatively infrequently. Check our planetary conjunctions list so as not to miss them!