The long-period comet designated C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is predicted to become bright enough to be seen by Northern Hemisphere skywatchers on February 1.
The Moon takes centre stage this week — joining the Venus-Saturn conjunction, passing Neptune and Vesta, sharing a view with Jupiter and Juno, and shining close to Uranus.
Every week, SkyNews publishes a list of key events in the Canadian sky in This Week’s Sky.
Keep an eye out for a collection of about 100 young, massive hot B- and A-class stars around bright star Mirfak on January 10.
On January 4, 2023, the Earth will reach perihelion, its minimum distance from the Sun for the year.
On the evening of Dec. 27, 2022, observers at mid-northern latitudes with unobstructed views to the southwest can observe the waxing crescent Moon and all of the planets.
Don’t miss the northern winter solstice, the peak moment of the Ursids meteor shower, and the spectacular flashes of colour from Sirius as it twinkles in the night sky on December 25, 2022.
The Geminids meteor shower reaches its peak, Mirfak will sparkle in binoculars, and the Hyades will reach its highest point this month.
The full Oak Moon occults Mars during the second week of December, while Algol’s visual brightness dims and re-brightens.