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 Sky Today
Where’s Mars tonight? Is going to be a Venus a morning star tomorrow? How about Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury — and where’s the Moon? When’s the next meteor shower?
Every week, SkyNews publishes a list of key events in the Canadian sky in This Week’s Sky. This series gives you all the latest news in Solar System movements, including where the planets are in our sky and Moon phases. From eclipses and meteor showers, This Week’s Sky keeps you updated on the best in upcoming astronomical highlights.
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.
Don’t miss out on all the action this week, particularly when it comes to our Moon and a select few planets!
Don’t miss an opportunity to see the Double Cluster, or the black shadow of the Galilean moon cross Jupiter’s disk. And keep an eye out for Pallas!
Don’t miss the peak period of the Leonids meteor shower, or the chance to glimpse the Andromeda Galaxy!
Week two in November kicks off with the second total lunar eclipse of 2022, and ends with the Northern Taurids meteor shower reaching its peak.
Take a look at the spooky Owl Cluster this Halloween, watch Algol brighten mid-week, and wrap it all up with the Southern Taurids meteor shower.
Catch a glimpse of a partial solar eclipse, double shadows on Jupiter, and on Halloween Eve Medusa’s eye will pulse.