Tonight's Sky
Sun
Sun
Moon
Moon
Mercury
Mercury
Venus
Venus
Mars
Mars
Jupiter
Jupiter
Saturn
Saturn

Tonight's Sky — Change location

OR

Searching...

Tonight's Sky — Select location

Tonight's Sky — Enter coordinates

° '
° '
PlutoAtmosphereSlider_large

Pluto's alien atmosphere

New Horizons looked back at Pluto and caught a ring of atmospheric haze as the backlit world was silhouetted by the Sun.

Learn more »

Get timely coverage of the heavens above

Heart of the matter

Pluto’s icy plains, pits, and mountains take shape

Learn more »

P23641_ASY_Norway_564x453

Join Astronomy's Aurora Adventure

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime northern lights tour with Astronomy magazine and TravelQuest International

See the brochure »

Hubble at 25

How the space telescope changed the cosmos

Learn more »

Ancient mega-Earth

Kepler finds a super-Earth around an aging Sun-like star

Learn more »

P25368_563x462

Sign Up for Astronomy's five-part Observing Essentials email series!

Even more mountains

Pluto's heart is home to a second range of ice mountains

Learn more »

Uwingu Mars

Name a crater ... make an impact!

Learn more »

BaliRotator

Indonesian Islands Eclipse

Explore Bali and witness a total solar eclipse in March 2016 with Astronomy magazine and TravelQuest International

View the brochure »

Take the Universe With You!

E.T. investment

Billionaire gives $100 million for new SETI search

Learn more »

564x453_SoA_RB

Exclusive podcast series

Editor David J. Eicher conducts extensive interviews with the world's top astrophysicists, planetary scientists, and cosmologists

Listen now »

Year of Pluto

Revelations of a distant world

Explore the latest »

Starry similarities

Brown dwarfs form in a process similar to stars

Learn more »

Pluto's alien atmosphere

New Horizons looked back at Pluto and caught a ring of atmospheric haze as the backlit world was silhouetted by the Sun.

Learn more »

PICTURE OF THE DAYsee all »

The photographer reports the following: On the evening of June 19, I was able to find clearing skies after driving to Gölyazi village and Lake Uluabat, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the west of Bursa, Turkey. The rains earlier in the day cleared the sky just in time and enough for faint stars and especially the Beehive Cluster (M44) to show up near the horizon. Due east, the sky back toward the city still looked gloomy, but no worries for me. The Moon hangs low to the right of center. Above it, brilliant Venus shines, with Jupiter to its upper left and Regulus (Alpha Leonis) to the upper left of Jupiter. (Canon 6D, Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 lens set at f/3.2, ISO 400, 5-second exposure, taken June 19, 2015, about an hour after sunset)
ADVERTISEMENT

FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Receive news, sky-event information, observing tips, and more from Astronomy's weekly email newsletter.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Loading...