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.

Moon near Saturn in September 2023

September 2023: What Planet is Next to the Moon?

~11 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!

A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off with Starlink satellites

How to See Starlink Satellite Train 2023

~14 min

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

Orionids 2023

The Orionid Meteor Shower In October 2023: Where & What Time To See It?

~4 min

One of the fastest and most prolific meteor showers of the year will peak soon. Read this article to learn how and when to see it.

October Meteor Showers 2023

Shooting Stars Tonight: Orionids, Draconids & More October Meteor Showers 2023

~6 min

In October 2023, several notable meteor showers will grace the skies. One of them will be the famous Orionids. Find out the best days for observation and get useful viewing tips.

Amazing Planet Venus

Facts About Venus: Explore the Earth's Sister Planet

~9 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.

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!

Comet Nishimura path in September 2023

Comet Nishimura: The Brightest Comet 2023 Can Be Visible to the Naked Eye Now

~7 min

Comet Nishimura made its closest approach to the Earth on September 12. It didn't get bright enough to be seen in the Sun’s glare. However, these are the final days to try your luck at observing the comet. Check out our article to learn how.

Jupiter guide

Jupiter Facts: The Biggest Planet in the Solar System

~10 min

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

Neptune Opposition

Planetary Opposition 2023: Saturn, Jupiter, and Other Planets At Their Brightest

~6 min

The best time to view most planets is at the astronomical opposition. Find out what it means and when to see the upcoming oppositions.

Mercury and Mars in August 2023

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

~7 min

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

Comets 2023

Comets in 2023: Next Comet Visible From Earth

~6 min

Learn about the brightest comets observable from the Earth in 2023. Some of them might become visible through binoculars or even with the naked eye!

Harvest Moon in September 2022

September Full Moon: Harvest Moon 2023

~4 min

What is special about the Harvest Moon? Here’s when and how to observe the September Full Moon in 2023!

Sky in September 2023

Celestial Events in September 2023: New Season Begins This Month!

~8 min

We've put together a list of cool things happening in the sky almost every night this month. How many of these awesome sky events can you see?

Neptune at opposition 2021

Planet Neptune: Explore the Farthest Planet From the Sun!

~8 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.

Autumn equinox

First Day of Fall 2023: All About Autumnal Equinox

~6 min

In 2023, the last day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere is September 23! On that day, the autumnal equinox will occur, marking the beginning of fall. Here is all you need to know.

Pleiades Star Cluster

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

~6 min

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

Blue Moon

How Often Is a Blue Moon, and When Is the Next Blue Moon 2023: Blue Moon Calendar

~4 min

How rare is “once in a Blue Moon”? Discover the true meaning of a Blue Moon and see what to expect when it occurs.

Full Moons in August 2023

Second Full Moon in August 2023: The Biggest Supermoon This Year

~5 min

There are two Full Moons in August 2023! Don’t miss the chance to see two Supermoons in one month.

Asteroid 2015 TB145 passing near Earth

Will an Asteroid Hit Earth in 2023?

~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.

Meteor showers in September

September Meteor Showers 2023: Is There a Meteor Shower Tonight?

~3 min

Get ready for September meteor showers! Our article provides a comprehensive guide – from scientific facts to best viewing tips – so that you never miss a “shooting star”.