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  • This Week's Sky at a Glance, May 24 – June 2 24 May 2024
    The Big Dipper twists around fast near the zenith, Arcturus almost claims the zenith, the Coma Star Cluster not far away can't quite hide, and T Cor Bor simmers ominously dim. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, May 24 – June 2 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert
  • This Week's Sky at a Glance, May 17 – 26 17 May 2024
    This week the Moon occults Beta Virginis, then Antares. The last star of the Summer Triangle finally rises before bedtime. On the other side of the sky, the Arch of Spring sinks low. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, May 17 – 26 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert
  • Severe Geogmagnetic Storm Has Arrived! Auroral Blast Expected Friday Night 10 May 2024
    A severe geomagnetic storm has just hit Earth — which means we could see auroras tonight! Here's what you'll need to know. The post Severe Geogmagnetic Storm Has Arrived! Auroral Blast Expected Friday Night appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Bob King
  • This Week's Sky at a Glance, May 10 – 19 10 May 2024
    The waxing Moon this week travels eastward from the horns of Taurus past the heads of Gemini, the Beehive in Cancer, then the forefoot of Leo on its way to occulting Beta Virginis. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, May 10 – 19 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert
  • Comet Tsuchinshan-ATLAS Brightens, Grows a Tail 8 May 2024
    Are you excited about Comet Tsuchinshan-ATLAS's prospects for a bright appearance this autumn? Guess what? It's already gorgeous. The post Comet Tsuchinshan-ATLAS Brightens, Grows a Tail appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Bob King
  • This Week's Sky at a Glance, May 3 – 12 3 May 2024
    This week in the moonless dark, the Summer Triangle appears over the eastern treetops star by star. Leo walks down toward the west. And the Sombrero Galaxy positions itself ideally on the south meridian for your telescope. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, May 3 – 12 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert
  • Ready the Hot Cocoa and Recliner — Here Comes the Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower! 1 May 2024
    You might be tempted to sleep through this annual shower but then you'd miss seeing some of the fastest meteors around. Not to mention their parent is the most famous comet of all. The post Ready the Hot Cocoa and Recliner — Here Comes the Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower! appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Bob King
  • This Week's Sky at a Glance, April 26 – May 5 26 April 2024
    All the planets now huddle around our line of sight toward the Sun. However, these moonless evenings present us the Spring Triangle, the Great Diamond with a sugar sprinkle on its edge, and the Pointers aligned vertically. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, April 26 – May 5 appeared first on Sky & […]
    Alan MacRobert
  • This Week's Sky at a Glance, April 19 – 28 19 April 2024
    Springtime Leo walks high in the south, springtime Hydra snakes a quarter of the way around the celestial sphere, and the bright Moon aligns with Spica. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, April 19 – 28 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert
  • Jupiter Meets Uranus in Twilight; Supernova Erupts in Nearby Spiral Galaxy 17 April 2024
    Jupiter aligns with distant Uranus before it exits the evening sky as a bright supernova flares in the southern galaxy NGC 3621. The post Jupiter Meets Uranus in Twilight; Supernova Erupts in Nearby Spiral Galaxy appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Bob King