Events

New Moon

New Moon - 3:44pm EDT

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The moon is between us and the sun. Without the moon in the sky at night, deep sky objects are easier to observe.

Summer Solstice

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

This is the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere, and the first day of winter in the southern hemisphere. The Sun will have reached its northernmost position in the sky, with the north pole tilting towards the sun.

New Moon

New Moon - 10:31pm EDT

Friday, June 23, 2017

The moon is between us and the sun. Without the moon in the sky at night, deep sky objects are easier to observe.

New Moon

New Moon - 5:46am EDT

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The moon is between us and the sun. Without the moon in the sky at night, deep sky objects are easier to observe.

Partial lunar eclipse

Monday, August 7, 2017

Meteor above ESO's VLT, Chile

Perseid meteors

Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The Perseids are so called because the point from which they appear to come, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus.

New Moon

New Moon - 2:30pm EDT

Monday, August 21, 2017

The moon is between us and the sun. Without the moon in the sky at night, deep sky objects are easier to observe.

Total Solar Eclipse

Total solar eclipse

Monday, August 21, 2017

As seen from the Earth, a solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks ("occults") the Sun.

New Moon

New Moon - 1:30am EDT

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The moon is between us and the sun. Without the moon in the sky at night, deep sky objects are easier to observe.

Earth

Autumnal Equinox

Friday, September 22, 2017

The earth's axis is perpendicular to its orbit with the North pole tipping away form the sun. In other words, the season is changing to Fall.

New Moon

New Moon - 3:12pm EDT

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The moon is between us and the sun. Without the moon in the sky at night, deep sky objects are easier to observe.

Orionids Meteors

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Orionid meteor shower, usually shortened to the Orionids, is the most prolific meteor shower associated with Halley's Comet.

Leonid Meteor

Leonid Meteors

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Leonids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Tempel–Tuttle. The Leonids get their name from the location of their radiant in the constellation Leo: the meteors appear to radiate from that point in the sky.

Lyrid Meteor by John Flannery

Lyrid Meteors

Friday, November 17, 2017

The April Lyrids are a meteor shower lasting from April 16 to April 26 each year. The radiant of the meteor shower is located in the constellation Lyra, near this constellation's brightest star, Alpha Lyrae (proper name Vega).

New Moon

New Moon - 6:42am EST

Saturday, November 18, 2017

The moon is between us and the sun. Without the moon in the sky at night, deep sky objects are easier to observe.

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