Skywatching

People have been gazing into the night sky since ancient times. The way stars, planets, and other bodies move across the celestial dome is fascinating. Bright dots shine next to the Moon or pass close to each other. Here, you'll find everything you need to know about the best celestial shows: times, dates, observing tips, and more.

Bright dots near the Moon: July 2024

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

~9 min
Astronomical News

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!

Planetary Opposition

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

~7 min
Astronomical News

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

Starlink composite

How to See Starlink Satellite Train 2024?

~9 min
Astronomical News

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

Planetary conjunctions - bright dots

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

~3 min
Astronomical News

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

Stargazing without a telescope

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

~5 min
Astronomical News

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
Astronomical News

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.

Antares star

What is Antares: Supergiant Rival Of Mars

~5 min
Astronomical News

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.

July sky 2024

Celestial Events in July 2024: Mercury at Its Best and 4 Meteor Showers!

~7 min
Astronomical News

Check out the list of astronomical events for July 2024. Enjoy planetary viewing and bright shooting stars!

Astronomy With Binoculars

Astronomy With Binoculars: Andromeda Galaxy, Orion Nebula, and Much More

~8 min
Astronomical News

Learn what deep-sky objects you can observe with binoculars. Enhance your stargazing experience with smart binoculars from Unistellar.

Elongation

Understanding Elongation in Astronomy: Find the Best Time to Observe Planets

~4 min
Astronomical News

What is elongation, and what does it have to do with the planets’ visibility in the sky? Get familiar with the concept of elongation and learn how to choose the perfect time to observe the planets!