Saturn at opposition

When: August 27, 2023 – August 28, 2023 all-day

Saturn will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view and photograph Saturn and its moons.[...]

Geminids “King” Meteor Shower

When: December 13, 2023 – December 14, 2023 all-day

Since the radiant rises in mid-evening, you can watch for Geminids all night around the peak dates of December 13 and 14. Plus, a young waxing crescent moon will not interfere with the Geminids in 2023, hooray! The bold, white, bright Geminids give us one of the Northern Hemisphere’s best[...]

Leonids Meteor Shower

When: November 17, 2023 – November 18, 2023 all-day

In 2022, the expected peak night of the Leonids is from November 17 until dawn November 18. The waning crescent moon doesn’t rise until about 2 a.m., so the best peak viewing is just before that time. The famous Leonid meteor shower produced one of the greatest meteor storms in[...]

Mercury Retrograde Ends

When: September 15, 2023 all-day

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September Equinox

When: September 24, 2023 @ 1:50 am – 2:50 am

The Sun will beam down directly on the equator giving us just about equal amounts of day and night in most parts of the world. North of the equator, this is your Autumnal Equinox. If you live south of the equator, this is your Spring Equinox. Also, try balancing an[...]

Venus at greatest brightness

When: September 18, 2023 all-day

The best time to watch Venus will be a couple of hours before sunrise in the morning sky. It will be visible low in the southeast sky and will resemble a crescent moon when looking through steady binoculars or a telescope. It will be visible across February and March and[...]

Andromedids meteor shower?

When: December 2, 2023 – December 3, 2023 all-day

A short and strong return of the Andromedids was last observed on 2021 November 28, producing about 50 meteors per hour. The Andromedids are a historical shower previously thought to be defunct. They are expected to flare once again this year, although nobody knows how strong they may be. In[...]

Arietids Daytime Meteor Shower

When: June 7, 2023 all-day

Lucky and persistent dawn-watchers might try looking for shooting stars in the darkest hour right before dawn during this most active of “Daytime” meteor showers. The shower’s radiant point is in the constellation Aries. You’ll find this constellation in the east before sunrise. Meteor counts with radar and radio echoes[...]

Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower

When: May 5, 2023 – May 6, 2023 all-day

Boo! Full moon falls at the peak of the 2023 Eta Aquariid shower, promising to drown out all but the brightest shooting stars. If you want to try watching in moonlight, try the mornings of May 5, 6 and 7, 2023, in the hours *before dawn*. Like the Eta Aquariids[...]

Jupiter Crazy Bright

When: November 2, 2023 all-day

Jupiter will be at opposition — its closest approach to Earth for the year. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view and photograph Jupiter and its moons. A medium-sized telescope should be[...]

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