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Full Buck Moon 2021
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Full Moon in July 2021: Buck Moon

The Full Buck Moon is coming on July 24, 2021! Learn what a Buck Moon is and what it means. The Moon-Jupiter and Moon-Saturn conjunctions are included.

Meteors in July 2021
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Watch Meteor Showers Peaking In Late July

Find out everything about current meteor showers lighting up the night sky — the Piscis Austrinids, the Southern Delta Aquariids, and the Alpha Capricornids.

New Shepard's First Crewed Flight
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Blue Origin's First Crewed Suborbital Flight

Jeff Bezos’s space company launches its first crewed mission aboard the New Shepard spacecraft named after the first American in space. Read on to learn more!

Asteroid 2015 TB145 passing near Earth
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Should You Worry About an Asteroid Hitting Earth?

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.

Facts About Mercury
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Facts About Mercury: All You Need to Know

The Mercury guide — explore the closest planet to the Sun! Find answers to the most common questions about Mercury here.

Spectacular Astronomy Conjunctions of the Moon, Mars, and Venus in July 2021
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The Moon, Mars, and Venus Light up the Sky in Mid-July

Read our article and find out how to witness spectacular conjunctions of the Moon and two inner planets, Mars and Venus, in the July sky.

A man watching a meteor shower
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Tips for Watching Meteor Showers

In this article, we’ll give you valuable advice on how and where to watch a meteor shower, how to take meteor shower pictures, and much more.

Asteroid Day 2021
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Asteroid Day on June 30, 2021

The 7th annual Asteroid Day will be held on June 30 to educate people about the risks of asteroid impacts. Here's how to participate.

Moon Meets Jupiter and Saturn in June 2021
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See the Moon Sweeping by the Gas Giants in Late June

Find out how to observe the spectacular Moon-Jupiter and Moon-Saturn conjunctions in the starry sky this week.

Full Strawberry Moon over mountains
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Full Moon in June 2021: Strawberry Moon

The first Full Moon of the season will occur on June 24, 2021. Learn why this Full Moon is called the Strawberry Moon, when to see it, and more!

Best Celestial Events of Summer 2021
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Astronomy Calendar: Best Night Sky Events of Summer 2021

With our astronomy forecast, you'll learn more about future stargazing events, including Supermoons, meteor showers, and spectacular planetary conjunctions!

The Sun's path during solstice better quality
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Solstice in June: When Does the New Season Start?

The June solstice in 2021 will happen on June 20 or 21, depending on your time zone. Here is everything you need to know about this event.

Mars in retrograde
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What Is Retrograde Motion?

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

The reason for the changing seasons: the Earth's axial tilt
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What Causes the Seasons to Change?

Have you ever wondered: “Why does the Earth have seasons”? In this article, we’ll give you a full explanation of the changing seasons of the year.

The Moon, Venus, and Mars in June 2021
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View The Moon, Venus, and Mars in The Sky Tonight

Want to witness the Moon-Venus Conjunction? Or see the Moon and Mars together? Keep reading to learn how to observe these spectacular objects!

Sun eclipsed by the Moon during an annular eclipse
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The Ring of Fire Eclipse is Coming!

A quick guide on how to observe the annular eclipse in June 2021. Learn when the solar eclipse occurs and where it’s best visible.

Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, Neptune over a lake
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Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter on June 1

On June 1, the Moon and Jupiter will pass very close to each other — learn how to see their conjunction; start your week with stargazing tips from Star Walk! ✨

Mercury and Venus conjunction
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Closest Conjunction of Mercury and Venus

On May 29, Mercury will pass very close to Venus in the sky. Here is a short guide on how to see the Mercury and Venus conjunction.

Super Blood Moon 2021 v2
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Total Lunar Eclipse on May 26, 2021

On May 26, the closest supermoon, the Flower Moon, and the total lunar eclipse will coincide and create the best Full Moon of the year. Learn how to see it!

AstroGeoGuy 18.05 - 23.05.2021
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From Moon to Jupiter: Astronomy Highlights

Observation suggestions from May 18 to 23: the Moon is perfectly positioned for viewing, Mercury dances with Venus, and Jupiter and Saturn shine bright.

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