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  • See Comet ZTF (C/2022 E3) Dash Between Big and Little Dippers 27 January 2023
    Forget the hype and go outside to enjoy the real thing — a relatively bright comet you can see in binoculars from a dark sky. The post See Comet ZTF (C/2022 E3) Dash Between Big and Little Dippers appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Bob King
  • This Week's Sky at a Glance, January 27 – February 5 27 January 2023
    Comet ZTF is at its best this week — but every night moonlight encroaches on the scene until a later and later hour. Along the way, the Moon occults Mars for the southern U.S. and again forms isosceles triangles with naked-eyestars. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, January 27 – February 5 appeared […]
    Alan MacRobert
  • This Week's Sky at a Glance, January 20 – 29 20 January 2023
    Venus and Saturn have a close conjunction in twilight. Comet ZTF heads into its best week. And Betelgeuse overtakes Sirius ever earlier in the night. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, January 20 – 29 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert
  • See a Giant Sunspot! 19 January 2023
    If you have a solar filter, check out the sunspot group AR 3190 that's crossing the solar disk this week. The post See a Giant Sunspot! appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Sean Walker
  • This Week's Sky at a Glance, January 13 – 21 13 January 2023
    Saturn starts the week well above bright Venus in twilight. Watch them close in on each other toward their conjunction on the 22nd. Jupiter and fading Mars shine high. Sirius sparkles below Orion, and binocular Comet ZTF enters its best three weeks. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, January 13 – 21 appeared […]
    Alan MacRobert
  • Solar and Lunar Eclipses in 2023 9 January 2023
    Although no total lunar eclipses occur this year, skywatchers can look forward to two “central” solar eclipses — including an annular event in October whose path runs from Oregon through Texas. The post Solar and Lunar Eclipses in 2023 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    J. Kelly Beatty
  • This Week's Sky at a Glance, January 6 – 14 6 January 2023
    Saturn approaches Venus in twilight, Jupiter and Mars ride high, and Mare Orientale peeks around the edhe of the Moon. And, try exploring the many double stars in Orion's Sword. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, January 6 – 14 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert
  • This Week's Sky at a Glance, December 30 – January 7 30 December 2022
    Venus creeps up, Saturn sinks down; in three weeks the two shall meet. The Moon meets Mars Tuesday. Orion comes into his own to rule the winter, and Sirius emerges below him. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, December 30 – January 7 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert
  • The Best Meteor Showers in 2023 27 December 2022
    The two richest, most reliable annual meteor showers, the Perseids and Geminids, are Moon-free in 2023. Others showers await you too. The post The Best Meteor Showers in 2023 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert
  • This Week's Sky at a Glance, December 23 – 31 23 December 2022
    Venus and Mercury glimmer low in the southwest in twilight. The newborn crescent Moon starts the week with them, then visits Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars as it waxes toward full. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, December 23 – 31 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert