On Nov. 24, look for bright Jupiter near the Moon in the eastern evening sky. Yellowish Saturn is also high up in the evening sky, looking yellowish. In the pre-dawn, look for super bright Venus in the east. Learn more about what to find in November’s night skies.

What’s up in the night sky: December 2023

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 Geminid meteor shower 2023: How to watch

Here's everything you need to know about the annual Geminid 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.

Experience the Total Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse is coming across North America on April 8, 2024, and you're invited to experience it with The Planetary Society. Explore maps, eclipse glasses, and merch as you get ready for totality.

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, preserving Earth's origin story

The Moon is the only world besides Earth ever visited by humans. By studying it, scientists can piece together Earth’s origin story.

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.