Summer Solstice 2023 Moon Phases, Astronomy, and More

Today is the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, when the Sun is at its Zenith Point at the Tropic of Cancer. All Moon Phases for Summer 2023 are here. Read on to learn more about the Blue Moon, Harvest Moon, and Summer Solstice.

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!