This Week’s Night Sky: May 29-June 4, 2023
Set your telescope and binoculars towards Mars and Jupiter, among other planets, and especially the full Moon. Prepare for an interesting week of observation and astrophotography!
This Week’s Night Sky: May 22-28, 2023
The crescent Moon will “pose” with the planets the week of May 22. The Moon will also find itself near Mars and the Beehive. And keep an eye out for two shadows and the Great Read Spot on Jupiter!
This Week’s Night Sky: May 15-21, 2023
During this period of night-sky or early morning observations, you will be able to observe the Moon within several finger-widths of Neptune, Jupiter, and Mercury before the new Moon on May 19.
Rocket ships and airplanes in the stars
From rocket ships to airplanes, Klingon battlecruisers and Starfighters, here is a list of asterisms worth adding to your night-sky observing list.
This Week’s Night Sky: May 8-14, 2023
The week of May 8 gives way to a view of Venus as it nears the Shoe-Buckle Cluster, a third quarter Moon, Saturn sharing a view with the Moon, and Ceres will cease its motion.
Star chart: May 2023
The following start chart for May 2023 is included on Astronomy by Night as part of a collaboration with Heavens-Above. Moon phases are also included, with the next full Moon coming up on May 5 at 1:34 p.m. EDT.
This Week’s Night Sky: May 1-7, 2023
Check out the crater Copernicus on May 2. Then, get ready for the full Milk Moon on May 5, followed by the Eta-Aquariids meteor shower (peak) on May 6.
Submit your photo of the Lyrids meteor shower!
Observers and astrophotographers can submit their photos of the Lyrids meteor shower through our Astrophoto of the Week. The photos will be published the week of April 24.
This Week’s Night Sky: April 24-30, 2023
Keep an eye on the Moon, its trio of large craters (Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus and Arzachel), and its “proximity” to certain planets and stars during the week of April 24.
This Week’s Night Sky: April 17-23, 2023
Coming up: the new Moon will generate a rare hybrid solar eclipse for observers in certain parts of the world to enjoy. For Canadians, keep an eye out for Earthshine on the Moon and the annual Lyrids meteor shower this month.