This Week’s Sky: October 12 to 18, 2020

The biggest highlight is Mars’ opposition October 13, but look for other events like the crescent Moon near Venus and a double shadow transit on Jupiter later in the week.

This Week’s Sky: October 5 to 11, 2020

Get ready for a great show. Before Mars reaches its opposition next week, the Red Planet will be closer to Earth Oct. 5-6 than it will be for the next 15 years.

This Week’s Sky: September 28 to October 4, 2020

Mercury reaches greatest eastern elongation, we see the full harvest Moon and as it starts waning the Moon meets Mars.

This Week’s Sky: September 21 to 27, 2020

As the autumnal equinox is marked in the Northern Hemisphere, the Moon passes near Saturn and Jupiter.

This Week’s Sky: September 14 to 20, 2020

See zodiacal light this week, visible in the dark new Moon sky. Later this week, look for Mercury near the crescent Moon.

This Week’s Sky: September 7 to 13, 2020

In This Week’s Sky, Mars starts a retrograde loop while Jupiter completes one. Neptune reaches opposition near Phi Aquarii, and a waning crescent Moon meets Venus.

This Week’s Sky: August 31 to September 6, 2020

This week, the Moon meets with Mars. The Red Planet will also experience a solstice and the start of its northern winter.

This Week’s Sky: August 24 to 30, 2020

This week is excellent for lunar gazing as the Moon waxes and passes Jupiter and Saturn.

This Week’s Sky: August 17 to 23, 2020

It’s a quiet week — but you can use the New Moon time to take a good look at the stars.

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