July 27, 2021

Saturn is Back!

A look at an unusual day, and the ringed planet reaches opposition.

July 20, 2021

Hazy Nights with the Thunder Moon

Scattered moonlight and smoke from distant wildfires subdue the views of the summer sky.

July 6, 2021

A Planetary Dance in Twilight, and Beware of the Scorpion!

The Moon, Venus, and Mars hold court after sunset, and Scorpius graces the southern sky.

June 22, 2021

A Honey Moon, Apsides, and Mars Flies Through the Beehive

June's Full Moon, Earth at Aphelion, and what to look for as the nights get longer.

June 15, 2021

Marking the Summer Solstice (We've been at it for a long time!)

The summer solstice was perhaps the most important day in the calendars of ancient cultures, judging by what they left behind.

June 8, 2021

A Dawn Eclipse, Then a Jump Into the Whirlpool

An unusual dawn solar eclipse, and a journey to a splendid galaxy.

June 1, 2021

Seeing the Strongman's Stars

The constellation Hercules is a good measure of the darkness of the sky, and it has some really cool things to see.

May 25, 2021

Twilight Sights For Summer Nights

Just what is twilight, anyway, and can I see anything when it's ongoing?

May 18, 2021

A Lunar Eclipse...For Some of Us!

About half the nation gets a total lunar eclipse at dawn.

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