In the evening sky, look for yellowish Saturn low to the western horizon, and bright Jupiter higher up. In the predawn, you’ll find super-bright Venus and the much dimmer Mars very low to the eastern horizon. Find out what else February’s night skies have in store.

What’s up in the night sky: February 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 Quadrantid meteor shower 2024: How to watch

Here's everything you need to know about the annual Quadrantid 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 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

We've partnered with The Eclipse Company to help you find the best viewing areas for the Annular and Total Eclipses. Use the map to see how many eclipse phenomena each location can offer.

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.