In the pre-dawn, look for Jupiter low to the eastern horizon, reddish Mars a little higher, and yellowish Saturn higher still. Find out more about what to look for in June’s night skies.

What’s up in the night sky: June 2024

Our monthly feature focuses on easy and fun things to see in the night sky, including eclipses, supermoons, meteor showers, planetary conjunctions, and more.

The Perseid meteor shower 2024: How to watch

Here's everything you need to know about the annual Perseid meteor shower and how to watch it.

Your current night sky view

Want a map of tonight's sky for your location? We recommend Stellarium, available on the web and for mobile devices.

Night Sky Toolkits

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Five best things to see with a beginner telescope From planets like Jupiter and Saturn to wonders beyond our Solar System like the Andromeda Galaxy, here are five things in the night sky that beginner stargazers can find with a simple telescope or binoculars.

Astronomy for Beginners

An introduction to backyard astronomy for amateur stargazers.

How to pick the best beginner telescope

Picking out your first telescope can be overwhelming. This easy-to-follow guide will help you find the best telescope that you'll actually use.

Night Sky Photography for Beginners

An introduction to full-sky astrophotography using a digital camera.

Moon Toolkits

Moon features you can see from Earth

What can you see on the Moon tonight? This guide from The Planetary Society will help you identify some features.

What is a supermoon?

What is a supermoon, and why does it happen?

The Moon, gateway for science and exploration

The Moon is the only world besides Earth ever walked on by humans. By studying it, scientists can learn about Earth’s past and better understand worlds throughout the galaxy.

Can the Moon be upside down?

When you think about how the Moon looks in the night sky, you might never have considered that it looks different to people in other parts of the world. But really, perspective is all relative.