Every year, Earth travels through space while orbiting the Sun, and at certain points, she reaches her closest point to other planets in the Solar System. During mid July, Earth will be at her closest point to Jupiter AND Saturn. … Continue reading Look Up! Jupiter and Saturn to be closest for 2020 – July 14, July 20
I’m getting asked that one a lot! Continue reading July 2020 Sky Report
June 2020 is your transitional month between the Spring stars and the Summer Stars. This is also the month for Summer Solstice in North America with late sunsets. As such, June has the shortest nights with the evening skies not … Continue reading June 2020 Sky Report
May 2020 is when the Northern Observer is looking out into intergalactic space! With Leo, Virgo, Ursa Major, and other constellations in that patch of the sky, one should always grab your telescope and see how many other galaxies you … Continue reading May 2020 Sky Report
No.. it will not hit us! Continue reading Look Up! Asteroid 1998 OR2 to flyby Earth!
Go to a dark location, preferably AWAY FROM PEOPLE! Continue reading Look Up! Lyrids Meteor Shower Peaks April 21-22
April 2020 will have a moderate meteor shower, the Lyrids on the 22nd, and a week before, early morning sky watchers will have a photographic opportunity! First Quarter Moon: April 1 Full Moon (Pink Moon): April 8 Last Quarter Moon: April 14 … Continue reading April 2020 Sky Report
2020 Planetary Dance Party! Continue reading Look Up! Planetary Dance From March 18 – April 7 PLUS TWO Conjunctions!
The peak is easy to miss, but the payoff is worth it! Continue reading Look Up! Quadrantids Meteor Shower FAVORS North American Viewers January 4!
For All You Early Birds! Continue reading Wake Up and Look Up! Moon and Jupiter To Meet on February 27!