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

~9 min

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

Sky in March 2024

Astronomical Events in March 2024: Complete Guide

~8 min

Learn what to look for in the sky this month. A bright comet, a lunar eclipse, and beautiful galaxies await. Get a free stargazing app as a bonus!

Spica: Virgo's Brightest Star

Spica: Virgo’s Brightest Star

~4 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.

Planet closest to the Moon in the sky: March 8-11

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

~8 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!

Mercury and Mars in January 2024

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

~6 min

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

Mars and its two moons, Phobos and Deimos

Mars: Facts About the Red Planet

~10 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.

The Beehive Cluster

The Beehive Cluster (Messier 44): 1000 Stars in Cancer’s Heart

~8 min

The Beehive Cluster is one of the appealing deep-sky objects for both amateur and professional astronomers. You can find it in the sky, too! Discover when and where to see the cluster and what makes it special.

Full Moon in February 2024: Snow Moon

Full Moon in February 2024: Snow Moon

~5 min

February’s Full Snow Moon will occur on February 24. Learn the best time for its observation and find out the meaning behind its name.

Facts About Uranus

Planet Uranus: The Coldest Planet

~10 min

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

Pleiades Star Cluster

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

~9 min

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

Winter Hexagon, a.k.a Winter Circle

Navigating the Winter Hexagon: a Quick Tour Of The Round-Shaped Asterism

~6 min

The Winter Hexagon asterism looks like a big circle in the sky. Let’s see what celestial treasures can be found inside.

Galileo Galilei portrait

From the Moons of Jupiter to the Laws of Motion: The Contributions of Galileo Galilei to Astronomy and Science

~7 min

Happy 460th birthday, Galileo! Let’s take a closer look at the legacy of this remarkable man and how his work continues to shape our world today.

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.

Moon illusion

The Moon Illusion: Why Is the Moon So Big Today?

~7 min

Have you ever seen the huge Moon floating behind the buildings? 🌕It’s likely not a Supermoon but a Moon illusion. Learn how our satellite plays with our brains!

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.

Asteroid 2015 TB145 passing near Earth

When Is the Next Asteroid Predicted to Hit Earth in 2024?

~10 min

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.

Pluto guide

Facts About Pluto: Explore The Peculiar Dwarf Planet

~8 min

How far is Pluto from the Earth? Why isn’t Pluto a planet? Read this article to get answers to these and many other questions!

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!

Comets 2023

When Is the Next Comet: Comets 2024 Schedule

~3 min

Learn about the brightest comets observable from the Earth in 2024. Some of them might become visible through binoculars or even with the naked eye!

Full Moons 2024 2.0

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

~9 min

The next Full Moon will occur on February 24, 2024; it will be the first micromoon of the year. Get to know all the Full Moons of 2024 with our complete calendar! 🌕