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January 2021: Planets at a glance

This month, Uranus completes its retrograde loop and resumes its eastward motion in the skies, and Mercury returns to view. Here’s more on the planetary events this month.

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Seeing tonight’s Jupiter-Saturn conjunction

Weather report for December 21 got you down? See through the clouds — or at least commiserate — with RASC and Explore Scientific!

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New Moon allows Geminids to shine

The Geminids promise to give a great show this year as the prolific meteor shower peaks during a new Moon.

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Canada’s night sky May/June 2020

While in isolation, make the most of the night sky. Here’s the SkyNews centre spread star chart for May/June 2020.

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Opening up old editions

As people around the world isolate themselves to keep COVID-19 at bay, SkyNews is looking through the archives to help keep your mind occupied.

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Lunar X marks the spot

If skies are clear, point your lenses to the Moon this Sunday, March 1 around 6:52 EST — the Lunar X should be visible.

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Year of the Planets Bonus Event: A Spring Binocular Comet in the Dipper

Alan Dyer Bonus Event: Comet PanSTARRS C/2017 T2 will be visible through binoculars in late May and early June.

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