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  • This Week's Sky at a Glance, June 18 – 26 18 June 2021
    Summer begins. The Honey Moon poses with Spica, Scorpius, and the Teapot as it waxes from gibbous through full this week. Venus lines up, briefly, with Castor and Pollux The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, June 18 – 26 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert
  • Summer Nights Offer Splendid Sights in Lyra 16 June 2021
    Lyra, the Lyre, offers a wonderful assortment of double stars and deep-sky objects to keep you up at night. Break out your binoculars and telescope and join me for a summertime ramble. The post Summer Nights Offer Splendid Sights in Lyra appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Bob King
  • Bright Nova in Hercules on a Roller Coaster Ride 14 June 2021
    A new bright nova discovered in Hercules at 8th magnitude briefly rose to naked-eye visibility. It's currently easily visible in a pair of binoculars. The post Bright Nova in Hercules on a Roller Coaster Ride appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Bob King
  • Chasing the Sun at 39,000 Feet 11 June 2021
    Sky & Telescope's annular-eclipse flight chased down the "ring of fire" eclipse in the skies above Canada for breathtaking views. The post Chasing the Sun at 39,000 Feet appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Bob King
  • This Week's Sky at a Glance, June 11 – 19 11 June 2021
    The crescent Moon passes Venus, Pollux, Castor, and Mars in the evening twilight. The Big Dipper hangs down; the Little Dipper floats up. And greet the "Betelgeuse of summer." The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, June 11 – 19 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert
  • A Sunrise Annular Solar Eclipse 8 June 2021
    Even if you're not in the path of annularity during the June 10th solar eclipse, get ready for a sunrise spectacle. The post A Sunrise Annular Solar Eclipse appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Bob King
  • This Week's Sky at a Glance, June 4 – 12 4 June 2021
    Pollux and Castor slide down past Mars in the west, while Venus, shining brightly below, tries to hog attention. On the other side of the sky, the enormous arch of the Milky Way hoves into view after dark behind the Summer Triangle. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, June 4 – 12 appeared […]
    Alan MacRobert
  • This Week's Sky at a Glance, May 28 – June 5 28 May 2021
    Venus and Mercury conjoin in the post-sunset afterglow as Mercury fades away; bring binoculars! Arcturus stands over Spica. The Scorpion rears up, and the Big Dipper floats on high. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, May 28 – June 5 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert
  • Dawn Delight: Catch the Total Lunar Eclipse on May 26th 25 May 2021
    On May 26th the Moon will be in total eclipse for the first time in nearly two and a half years. While timing favors western North America, a partial eclipse will be visible across much of the U.S. and Canada at dawn. The post Dawn Delight: Catch the Total Lunar Eclipse on May 26th appeared […]
    Bob King
  • This Week's Sky at a Glance, May 21 – 29 21 May 2021
    The Moon waxes from gibbous to supermoon-eclipse full. Low at dusk, Venus and Mercury close in on each other. Nova Cas has dropped back. And at dawn, Jupiter and Saturn climb a bit into slightly better view. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, May 21 – 29 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert