Today is the Autumn Equinox, or the First Day of Fall in the Northern Hemisphere. Learn more about the Solar Progression through the season with a new feature!
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.
May 2023 enters with another eclipse, this time a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. Later we will have a major meteor shower and a double conjunction. A great time to spend time outside in the warm spring nights.
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!
This month, there are many Geocentric Conjunctions to view as well as the passage of time into Spring. The Vernal Equinox occurs on March 20th, 2023, marking the First Day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Read on to learn more about this month’s double conjunction and more!
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!
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.
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!
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 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!