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Arcturus ascends in the east as Sirius sinks in the southwest. Orion tilts further as the Dipper rides high. And this week Mars threads the horntips of Taurus, closely followed by the crescent Moon. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, April 9 – 17 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
The countdown has begun to a special total solar eclipse that will cross Mexico, the U.S. and Canada on April 8, 2024. The post T–3 Years Until the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Bright comets will be scarce this year, but you can see one of the better ones this month as it races from Aquila to Canes Venatici. In other news, a new, bright nova has flared in Sagittarius. The post Make the Most of Comet ATLAS appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
A recent study has identified the origins of many of the long streams of stars that encircle the Milky Way. These streams may contain hints about our galaxy's past. The post Seeking the Origins of Galactic Stellar Streams appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Light pollution is insidious in today’s world. This International Dark Sky Week, become inspired to see what you can do to raise awareness. The post Discover the Night: International Dark Sky Week is Here! appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
A Tibetan cosmic-ray observatory has discovered high-energy particle accelerators within our galaxy. The post Tibet Observatory Confirms Existence of Galactic PeVatrons appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
June 10th's annular eclipse of the Sun has a path that crosses southern Canada and the North Pole but will be a challenge to see. The post First Look at 2021’s First Solar Eclipse appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Winter stars in the west are giving way to spring stars in the east, while little Mars shines on. Meanwhile, the waning Moon passes under Jupiter and Saturn at dawn. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, April 2 – 10 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Astronomers turn their attention to the true puzzles of the universe: cats, Jaffa Cakes, and the coming planet–black hole apocalypse. The post Cakes, Cats, and Stars — Astro April Fools appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
To learn “what’s up” at night during April, download Sky Tour — an engaging narrated guide to the planets, stars, and constellations now visible. The post April: Follow the Moon appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
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