SKY HAPPENINGS- Updated May 28 2012

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NEW! June Planet And Meteor Info!

To your right are planet and meteor links, they are updated for everyone.

    Welcome To Tonight's Night Sky

    As an astronomer and very avid  observer of the night sky I  so get many emails and messages asking what is out to observe. 

    So I thought I would open a page where people can easily and quickly check to see and I can load up what I find. I look up what is out  everyday and what sky events are happening all the time and share the links, I love sharing what to observe so there's another reason to open a page.

    How My Page Is Put Together:

    You can scroll down to see everything or look to your right  for fast links to what you want to find. As I mentioned above I want it to be quick and easy, that's how I like to find my info.  Instead of writing a huge report of what Is going on I chose to give you links to click on.  In the deep sky section I chose some deep sky goodies for you to hunt and find. If you have goodies you would like to share feel free to send them in or where you find what I chose let people know in comments in the 'Deep Sky Objects' section. I love it when people share!  The 'Sky Calendar'  section is a daily calendar of events. Planetary and deep sky. 

    Clear skies and if you need help observing etc I love helping!

    Meteor Shower Watch

    Comets To Catch

    coming soon!

    Asteroids To Catch

    Coming Soon


    Placing it in our western evening sky. Look for a zero magnitude 'star' very low in the northwest after sunset. 

    The thin crescent Moon sits 6* below Mercury on June 21.
    Mercury reaches its greatest apparent distance east of the sun in the last half of June.

     Where Mercury will be in 2011-2012 click here  to find out! (scroll down when you get there for Mercury)

    Deep sky Objects To Explore !

    It is globular cluster season!! how many can you see? LOTS!  click here.

    Close up on Auriga! 3 star clusters to observe, click here!

    Close Up On Constellation Perseus And The Demon Star!!

    Here are some great deep sky targets, See if you can find them all this month!
    Mira the Wonderful, a famous variable star

    M2 in Aquarius

    Algedi Star system  and m30 star cluster in Capricornus

    PEGASUS GALLOPS ACROSS NIGHT SKY  <--- thanks Meteor Mike for sending it in.


    Jupiter reaches conjunction with the sun on May 13 and then begins to emerge  from behind the sun in mid-June, when it appears as a bright object (magnatude -2) in Taurus, low in the eastern dawn sky.

    Where Jupiter ill be in 2011-12 click here to find out!


    A very nice telescopic sight!

    Mars can be seen in Leo as a bright rust hued object high in the south at sunset. By the end of june, Mars is low in the southwest at nightfall in Virgo and has dimmed to first magnitude.

    Where Mars  will be 2011 - 2012 click here to find out!


    Venus rapidly drops lower in the west in May, heading toward inferior conjunction on June 5. 

    As it passes between Earth and the Sun this time Venus will actually transit across  the face of the Sun, in one of the rarest of astronomical events, visible from across north America.

    Where Venus will be 2011-2011 click here to find out!


    Neptune can be seen as a 7.9 magnitude object in Aquarius, low in the predawn sky through May and June.

    Where Neptune Will be in 2011-2012 click here to find out.


    Uranus is in the early-morning sky in Late May as a 5.9 magnitude object on the Pisces-Cetus border.

    Where Uranus will be in 2011-2012 click here to find out!


    Saturn is in the southeast at night fall in early May and in the southwest by the end of June as a 0.5 magnitude 'star' above Spica in Virgo. The waxing moon appears below saturn and Spica on May 31 and june 27.

    Where Saturn will be 2011-2012 click here to find out!


    Coming Soon !