Latest News on Astronomy and Sky Watching — Stargazing Calendar

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.

Starlink Satellites

How to See Starlink Satellite Train 2024

~10 min

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

C/2023 A3 (Tsuchinshan-ATLAS): Will It Be The Next Great Comet?

~8 min

Comet C/2023 A3 could reach naked-eye visibility by October 2024 and be the next bright comet! ☄️ Learn how to see it now and when it's best to observe.

Planets next to the Moon: May 2024

May 2024: What Planet is Next to the Moon Tonight?

~13 min

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!

Astronomy Day

Astronomy vs Astrology, Astrophysics, and Cosmology: Basic Concepts Explained

~4 min

This brief guide will unravel the complex relations between astronomy, astrology, astrophysics, and cosmology. It provides a summary of each concept and its common traits.

Facts About Mercury

Facts About Mercury: All You Need to Know

~7 min

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!

Flower Moon 2023

Full Moon in May 2024: What Does the Flower Moon Mean?

~3 min

The Full Flower Moon will take place on May 23. Learn the best time for its observation and find out the meaning behind its name.

The International Day of Planetariums 2021

All About Planetariums: What Is a Planetarium, And Why Are Planetariums Important Today?

~6 min

Searching for a new leisure time activity? Visit your nearest planetarium! In today's article, you’ll find everything you need to know about space theaters.

Mars and its two moons, Phobos and Deimos

Mars: Facts About the Red Planet

~9 min

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.

Full Moon April 2022 - 2

April Full Moon, the Pink Moon, falls on April 13, 2025

~4 min

The Pink Full Moon will take place on April 13. Learn when and how to see the Pink Moon and why it's called so.

Neptune at opposition 2021

Planet Neptune: Explore the Farthest Planet From the Sun!

~9 min

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.

Giant Full Moon over mountains

March Full Moon 2025: Worm Moon

~5 min

Explore the upcoming Full Worm Moon on March 14, 2025! Learn why it bears such a weird name and when it’s best to observe.

The Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower May 2021

2024 Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower: Ultimate Guide

~3 min

The Eta Aquariids’ peak occurs in early May; learn how to catch up to 50 luminous meteors per hour.

Uranus-Mercury May 2024

Planetary Conjunctions: What Are They and When Is the Next One?

~4 min

Stay up to date with our complete list of planetary conjunctions! Mark your calendars, and be sure to observe these fascinating astronomical phenomena.

Amazing Planet Venus

Facts About Venus: Explore the Earth's Sister Planet

~8 min

Why is Venus so hot and bright? When is the best time to observe it? Read this article to get answers to these and many other questions about this planet.

Sun in the sky

Journey to the Sun: The Life Cycle, Observation, and Fun Facts

~9 min

The Sun: just one of billions of stars in space but so crucial for life on Earth. Discover the features of our closest star, from its true color to the famous sunspots, and learn how to safely observe the Sun's stunning beauty!

Solstice in June 2023

Solstice: When is it, and what causes it?

~9 min

The June 2024 solstice takes place on June 20. What happens on the solstice? Here’s what you need to know.

Sky in May 2024

Celestial Events in May 2024: Meteor Showers, Comets, Planets and More

~6 min

Take advantage of exciting astronomical events in May 2024! Read this article and start planning your stargazing sessions.

Deep-sky objects in May

Top 10 Deep-Sky Objects of May 2024

~5 min

Learn about 9 beautiful galaxies and 1 bright nebula that you can see in May 2024. Many of the objects can be observed through binoculars!

Full Moons 2024 2.0

Full Moon Calendar 2024: When Is The Next Full Moon?

~9 min

The next Full Moon will occur on May 23, 2024. Get to know all the Full Moons of 2024 with our complete calendar! 🌕

Spica: Virgo's Brightest Star

Spica: Virgo’s Brightest Star

~5 min

Discover the brilliance of Spica, the sparkling gem in the constellation Virgo! Learn how to find the star, when to observe it, and what is special about it.