Happy First Day of Spring! or Vernal Equinox, a “Quarter Day” of the Earth’s revolution around the sun.
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!
January 2023 Moon Phases and Monthly Astronomy
Happy New Years! The Quadrantid Meteor Shower will erupt soon to celebrate 2023. A beautiful three way conjunction later this month makes a great astrophotography opportunity. Mars also exits Retrograde – an event attached to both ancient and modern folklore.
Happy Winter Solstice 2022!
It’s the first day of winter 2022 in the Northern Hemisphere! Learn more about the longest night of the year.
Moon Phases, Solstice, and More for December 2022
One of the biggest meteor showers of the year happens this month! Followed by the Winter Solstice, known as Yule in folklore, December ends with two beautiful astrophotography opportunities. Click here to learn more!
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!
Moon Phases & Astronomy for July 2022
Summer is finally here! Despite the hot weather in the Northern Hemisphere, the Earth is close to the farthest point in its orbit from the Sun. In addition to summer weather, we have three meteor showers at the end of the month! Click here to learn more.
Happy Summer Solstice 2022!
Happy First Day of Summer! The Summer Solstice, a “Quarter Day” of the Earth’s revolution around the sun. Today, the Sun is at its maximum distance away from the Celestial Equator – making it appear at its highest position in the sky all year. Click here to Learn More!