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.

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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.

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

~9 min

The next Full Moon will occur on August 19, 2024. Get to know all the Full Moons of 2024 with our complete calendar! 🌕

Bright dots near the Moon: July 2024

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

~9 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!

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

~8 min

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

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.

Magnitude preview

How is Brightness in Astronomy Measured

~9 min

How much brighter is the Moon than Venus? How bright do galaxies really appear to us? Are we still using a magnitude scale that was invented almost 1800 years ago? Let's talk about magnitudes!

Facts About Mercury

Facts About Mercury: All You Need to Know

~9 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!

Was the Moon Landing Fake?

Was the Moon Landing Fake? Debunking 5 Common Myths

~5 min

Uncover the truth behind the conspiracy theories surrounding the 1969 Moon landing. Let’s face the facts and destroy the myths!

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

~3 min

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

Full Buck Moon

July Full Moon 2024: Buck Moon

~6 min

Stargazers, get ready! On July 21, 2024, we’ll see the Full Buck Moon! Learn how to observe it and why it has such a peculiar name.

Stargazing without a telescope

Stargazing for Beginners: Explore the Night Sky Without a Telescope Or Binoculars

~5 min

Don't spend your money on a telescope just yet! You don't always need one to stargaze like a pro. Check out our guide to naked-eye stargazing for tips, tricks, and free apps to get you started on your celestial journey today.

Star Aldebaran

Red Giant Star Aldebaran: The Follower of the Pleiades in Taurus

~6 min

Discover Aldebaran, the bright orange star in Taurus – possibly part of a multiple star system and host to exoplanets! Learn how to find this star in the sky above you and why it’s fascinated people throughout history.

Planetary Opposition

Planetary Opposition 2024: Jupiter, Saturn, and Other Planets At Their Brightest

~7 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.

Cruithne

Cruithne: Earth’s Second Moon?

~3 min

Does the Earth have a second Moon? Here you can learn everything about asteroid Cruithne that made us wonder.

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.

Meteor Showers June-September 2024

Shooting Stars in June-September 2024: See Double Meteor Shower in July

~6 min

The mighty Perseids, prolific Southern Delta Aquariids, and many other meteor showers are about to light up the sky! Learn when and where to catch “shooting stars” from June to September. 🌠

Regulus Star

Regulus – The Brightest Star in Leo

~6 min

Discover Regulus, the Little King star, one of the brightest and easiest to find. 🌟 Learn how to locate Regulus in the sky above you and see its celestial majesty with your own eyes!

Antares star

What is Antares: Supergiant Rival Of Mars

~5 min

Discover Antares, the red supergiant star in Scorpius. Learn how to find it in the sky, and when the star will meet the Moon in 2024.

Jupiter guide

Jupiter Facts: The Biggest Planet in the Solar System

~9 min

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