Sky at a Glance

  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 24 – June 1
    The Summer Triangle is making its appearance in the east these evenings, one star after another: Vega, Deneb, then Altair. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 24 – June 1 appeared first on Sky & Telescope. Read more »
  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 17 – 25
    The Moon, nearly full, shines in dim Libra. Find Arcturus very high above the Moon. Less far to the Moon's right or upper right is Spica, one magnitude fainter. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 17 – 25 appeared first on Sky & Telescope. Read more »
  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 10 – 18
    The Moon shines to the right of Regulus. Above Regulus is Algieba (Gamma Leonis). They're the two brightest stars of the Sickle of Leo. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 10 – 18 appeared first on Sky & Telescope. Read more »
  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 3 – 11
    Three zero-magnitude stars shine after dark in May: Arcturus high in the southeast, Vega much lower in the northeast, and Capella in the northwest. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 3 – 11 appeared first on Sky & Telescope. Read more »
  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, April 26 – May 4
    The dim Little Dipper extends to the right from Polaris. High above the Little Dipper's bowl you'll find the bowl of the Big Dipper. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, April 26 – May 4 appeared first on Sky & Telescope. Read more »
  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, April 19 – 27
    The Pointer stars forming the end of the Big Dipper's bowl point straight down toward Polaris. Face north and look way up. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, April 19 – 27 appeared first on Sky & Telescope. Read more »
  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, April 12 – 20
    The Moon shines high in the southwest with Pollux and Castor to its upper right and brighter Procyon farther below it. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, April 12 – 20 appeared first on Sky & Telescope. Read more »
  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, April 5 – 13
    The Moon, stars, planets, constellations -- sky sights every night for the unaided eye, binoculars and telescopes, from Sky & Telescope magazine. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, April 5 – 13 appeared first on Sky & Telescope. Read more »
  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, March 29 – April 6
    Mars pairs with the Pleiades this week, and a sunrise challenge on Monday morning: find the thin crescent Moon to the right of Venus. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, March 29 – April 6 appeared first on Sky & Telescope. Read more »
  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, March 22 – 30
    Immediately after dark, before moonrise for most of North America, Sirius shines brilliantly in the south-southwest. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, March 22 – 30 appeared first on Sky & Telescope. Read more »
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