April 2023 Moon Phases & More

April 2023 has a special treat for us – a rare solar eclipse called a Hybrid Eclipse is set to take place on April 20th. Later this month is also a great time to spot the dwarf planet Huamea and the asteroid Iris. Click here to learn more about the Hybrid, or Triple, Solar Eclipse!

Moon Phases and Astronomy for February 2023

February 2023 is full of Occultations – where one celestial object obscures the view and hides another. Saturn will be in solar conjunction, which will hide the planet behind the Sun. Late this month, the Moon will occult Jupiter while being in geocentric conjunction with Venus. February ends with another occultation. This time Mars will disappear behind the Moon. Keep reading for more information about these astrophotography opportunities!

Moon Phases, Lunar Eclipse, and more for November 2022

November 2022 gifts us with a Total Lunar Eclipse on November 8th followed by the Leonids Meteor Shower on the 17th. Shortly after the Lunar Eclipse, Uranus is at Opposition to the Sun. If the bright Moon does not cloud your view, that night will be a great time to see Uranus with a telescope. Keep reading to find out more about this month’s meteor showers and lunar conjunctions!

October 2022 Moon Phases, Meteor Showers, and More

October 2022 is full of spectacles! The New Moon on October 25th brings a Partial Solar Eclipse visible to those in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Greenland. There are seven meteor showers this month! Although most are quite slow, the Orionid Meteor Shower on October 21st will be a treat. Click here to learn more!

Moon Phases, Harvest Moon, Autumn Equinox and More for September 2022

It’s September again! Although it is sad to see Summer go, there is generally a lot more Astronomy to see in the Autumn and Winter months. Speaking of Autumn, the Autumnal Equinox is September 22nd. The Harvest Moon shines on September 10th this year. Will you continue to harvest after dark? Keep reading to learn more about this month’s Meteor Showers and Planetary Alignments for astrophotography opportunities!