What’s Up: May 2022 Skywatching Tips from NASA

What’s Up: May 2022 Skywatching Tips from NASA

What are some skywatching highlights in May 2022? May provides some great planet spotting, including a close conjunction of Jupiter and Mars. At mid-month, a total eclipse of the Moon should delight skywatchers across the Americas, Europe, and Africa. And all month long, the Coma star cluster (aka, the Coma Berenices star cluster, or Melotte…

What’s Up: April 2022 Skywatching Tips from NASA

What’s Up: April 2022 Skywatching Tips from NASA

What are some skywatching highlights in April 2022? The gathering of planets in the morning sky increases from three to four, as Jupiter joins the party. Two close conjunctions – between Mars and Saturn, and Venus and Jupiter – provide highlights at the beginning and end of the month. And the Big Dipper hosts a…

What’s Up: January 2022 Skywatching Tips from NASA

What’s Up: January 2022 Skywatching Tips from NASA

What are some skywatching highlights in January 2022? Stargazing is at its best on the nights around the new moon, Jan. 2. Later that night, catch the peak of the Quadrantid meteor shower. Then look for the Moon with Jupiter on Jan. 5, and with Mars and Venus on Jan. 29. 0:00 Intro 0:10 New…

What’s Up: December 2021 Skywatching Tips from NASA

What’s Up: December 2021 Skywatching Tips from NASA

What are some skywatching highlights in December 2021? See three planets after sunset, but say goodbye to Venus as the “Evening Star” at the end of the month. Then have a hunt for newly discovered Comet Leonard in the early morning through mid-month. Finally, get up early on Dec. 14 to watch for Geminid meteors…