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Last night’s moon and Venus

Here are the moon and planet Venus in Saturday night’s evening twilight sky, as seen from a Mediterranean island in Tuscany, Italy.<p>We saw many …

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Stars appear to twinkle, planets don’t. Here's why.<p>Did you know you can distinguish between stars and planets in the sky?<p>Stars twinkle, planets don't.<p>Okay, that's not actually correct. The stars, planets, even the sun and moon twinkle, all in varying amounts. Anything outside the atmosphere is …

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Plan ahead now for an awesome year of meteor-watching. Good news! In 2018, the year’s 2 most reliable showers – August Perseids and December Geminids …

Starwatch: The Perseids meteor shower

The Perseids meteor shower is now in full flow as meteoroid particles from Comet Swift-Tuttle rain into the Earth's upper atmosphere at 59 km per second. Although they are following parallel paths, perspective causes them to diverge from a radiant point in Perseus which climbs from about 30° high …