Courtesy of NASA
Courtesy of NASA
If you want to get a heads-up on what’s happening in the heavens right NOW then this is the place. We’ve got everything from LIVE aurora watches and solar activity including sunspot counts courtesy space and ground-based observatories. Check out the Jupiter and Saturn moon placement charts, meteor shower forecasts, and the ever popular International Space Station observing links.
Monthly Calendar of Celestial Events (Universal Time)
Apr 01 12:59 Moon at Apogee: 406012 km Apr 04 03:17 Moon at Ascending Node Apr 04 12:00 Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.001 Apr 04 12:06 FULL MOON Apr 05 04:21 Spica 3.5°S of Moon Apr 06 14 Uranus in Conjunction with Sun Apr 08 13:08 Saturn 2.2°S of Moon Apr 08 14:34 Jupiter 2.0°S of Beehive Apr 10 04 Mercury at Superior Conjunction Apr 11 15:28 Venus 2.5°S of Pleiades Apr 12 03:44 LAST QUARTER MOON Apr 17 03:53 Moon at Perigee: 361026 km Apr 17 13:07 Moon at Descending Node Apr 18 13 Venus at Perihelion Apr 18 18:57 NEW MOON Apr 19 19:24 Venus 7.2°N of Aldebaran Apr 19 20 Mercury at Perihelion Apr 21 16:35 Aldebaran 0.9°S of Moon Apr 22 19 Mercury 1.3° of Mars Apr 22 23 Lyrid Meteor Shower Apr 25 23:55 FIRST QUARTER MOON Apr 26 18:06 Jupiter 5.5°N of Moon Apr 28 03:38 Regulus 4.0°N of Moon Apr 29 03:55 Moon at Apogee: 405085 km
Source: Observer’s Handbook, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada;
Night Sky – Northern Hemisphere
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The above all sky map shows the constellations and positions of the planets as seen from mid-northern latitude LIVE. The night sky should looks about the same for cities situated around the same latitude like Toronto, New York, Vancouver, and even Washington D.C. The outer edge of the circle marks your local horizon and shows all major compass directions. Hold this map in front of you while facing East (general direction where the Sun rises) . West will be in back of you while North will be to your left and South to your Right.Clcik on eother the time or coordinates to customize.
- Clear Sky Chart - Check to see how good your local sky conditions are for stargazing.
- Personal Star Chart - download and print out a map of the night sky for the current month.
- Mars Profiler - See which hemisphere and topographic features are currently facing Earth
- Jupiter’s moons Tracker – Use this online tool to identify where each of the four Galilean moons of Jupiter are for any entered date and time.
- Jupiter’s Red Spot Transit Calculator – This online tool calculates when it is the best time to see Jupiter’s Great Red Spot through a telescope
- Saturn’s moons Tracker - Use this online tool to identify the brightest moons of Saturn through a small to medium telescope for any entered date and time
- Upcoming Lunar Occultation Events – Check to see when the next time the Moon glides in front of a bright star
- Asteroid Occultation Update – Check to see when the next asteroid eclipses (occults) a star in the heavens and where in the world it is visible stargazing starssgazing stargazing stargazing stargazing stargazing telescope telescope telescope telescope stargazing stargazing stargazing stargazing stargazing stargazing telescope telescope telescope telescope stargazing stargazing stargazing stargazing stargazing stargazing telescope telescope telescope telescope
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Current Auroral Conditions over North Pole