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Perseids Peak Tonight
Perseids Peak Tonight
August 12, 2018; 8:55 PM
This is it! The best night of the year to see meteors! 100 meteors per hour can be seen in dark areas. But, even light polluted areas will see plenty as the Perseids feature many bright, colorful meteors!
2018 Perseid Meteor Shower Reaches Peak
2018 Perseid Meteor Shower Reaches Peak
August 11, 2018; 4:32 PM
The best meteor shower of the year is peaking. Reports from Europe and Asia show 40 meteors per hour already. If you are going to see one meteor shower all year, make it the Perseids!
2018 Perseids Meteor Shower viewing guide
2018 Perseids Meteor Shower viewing guide
August 10, 2018; 7:17 PM
The best meteor shower of the year peaks this weekend. If you are going to see one meteor shower all year, make it the Perseids! Read everything you need to know about this fantastic celestial event!
Mars near opposition
Mars near opposition
July 23, 2018; 3:44 PM
Mars will be at its brightest in 15 years this week. Find it next to the full moon Friday.
Moon brightens, Mars opposition and eclipse next week
Moon brightens, Mars opposition and eclipse next week
July 18, 2018; 8:37 PM
The moon brightens in advance of next week's full moon. The Mars opposition happens on the same day as a lunar eclipse and the peak of a few different meteor showers!
Venus pairs with the moon Sunday evening
Venus pairs with the moon Sunday evening
July 15, 2018; 6:27 PM
Venus will appear right next to the slender crescent moon Saturday evening. Mercury will not be far away.
Waning moon produces great stargazing conditions
Waning moon produces great stargazing conditions
July 08, 2018; 5:24 PM
This will be a great week to look for the Milky Way. Also, the planets will really stand out. Check out sky charts to see the location of the bright planets this week.
Mars outshining Jupiter
Mars outshining Jupiter
July 01, 2018; 6:03 PM
Mars is now shinning brighter than Jupiter! The red planet will remain brighter than Jupiter through most of September.
Full Strawberry Moon for Saturn opposition
Full Strawberry Moon for Saturn opposition
June 27, 2018; 4:05 PM
Saturn reaches opposition on the same night as the full moon. In fact, Saturn will appear right next to the moon! Mars reaches a new milestone Friday.
Planets reach milestones this week
Planets reach milestones this week
June 23, 2018; 5:11 PM
This week, we make our closest approach of the year to Saturn. Also, Mars will become brighter than Jupiter

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