EarthSky Tonight Updates on your cosmos and world
Spectacular! Don’t miss Venus and Jupiter
by Bruce McClure on November 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm
The sky’s 2 brightest planets – Venus and Jupiter – will meet for conjunction on November 24, 2019. Watch them draw closer in the west after sunset this weekend!
Old moon to pass Spica, Mars, Mercury
by Bruce McClure on November 21, 2019 at 1:24 pm
Enjoy the morning spectacle over the next several mornings, as the waning crescent moon sweeps by the star Spica and then the planets Mars and Mercury.
Use Big Dipper to find star Capella
by Bruce McClure on November 20, 2019 at 8:01 am
You’ve heard of the “pointer” stars of the Big Dipper? They point to the North Star. You can also use them to find the star Capella, aka the Goat Star.
Come to know the Pleiades, or 7 Sisters
by EarthSky on November 19, 2019 at 8:01 am
At this time of year, for all of us around the globe, the Pleiades star cluster culminates – reaches its highest point in the sky – around midnight.
Moon and Leo from midnight until dawn
by Bruce McClure on November 18, 2019 at 3:29 pm
Get up before dawn to see the moon near Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion, on November 19 and 20, 2019.