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Category: Celestial Objects

Jan 22
Neantderthal Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) what is and how to see it in the Northern Sky

The chance to see a comet is very rare in a lifetime but we have the first comet of the year coming! Here you will find some infos about the comets and how to see the Comet Atlas C/2022 E2 (ZTF) in the northern sky. Have a good reading! WHAT IS A COMET? Comets are […]

Dec 24
Comets: and overview of cosmic snowballs

Comets are spectacular, without any doubt. During the history of our civilisation, these stunning celestial objects have often been observed with suspicion; they were considered to be harbingers of misfortunes and calamities. Their sudden appearance in the night sky was in contrast with the static harmony of the cosmos. Their appearances were often interpreted as […]

Dec 16
The great conjunction: Jupiter meets Saturn in the night sky

Jupiter and Saturn will be the protagonists of the great conjunction occurring on Monday, 21 December 2020. It’s fair to say that this conjunction will probably be one of the greatest astronomical events of the year 2020. CONJUNCTIONS AND GREAT CONJUNCTIONS There are several kinds of conjunctions in visual astronomy. In general, we say that […]

Dec 14
The brightest stars in the winter night sky

The winter season is almost here. Here is all you need to know about the brightest stars you’ll see in the winter sky, from mid-latitudes of the northern hemisphere. These stars can be identified as the vertices of two asterisms: The Winter Triangle and the Winter Hexagon. SIRIUS Sirius is the brightest star of the […]

Dec 05
6+1 things you may (not) know about Uranus

Uranus, named after the father of Cronos (Saturn), is a stunning and unique planet. Let’s find out six (plus one) features of Uranus you may have never heard of before! 1) THE SEVENTH PLANET Uranus is the seventh most distant planet from our star: its average distance is 2.9 billion kilometres (roughly 1.8 billion miles) […]

Nov 27
A Guide to Double Stars and Multiple Star Systems

Double stars and multiple star systems are among the most beautiful and fascinating sights of the heavens. Let’s find out more about these important celestial objects. “LOOK UP AT THE STARS” Before we dive into the detailed description of double stars, we must do a little digression and start right from the visual observation of […]

Mar 08
How and when to see M42, the Orion nebula

  The Orion nebula, known as M42, or the “Great Orion Nebula” is a diffuse nebula. It represents the hunter’s “sword” hanging on the famous belt. Here’s how and when to see M42 in the northern skies. We will also see the importance of the nebula in modern astrophysics. His study made it possible to […]

Mar 03
The sky of March 2020: spectacular conjunctions at dawn

The sky of the month of March 2020. Before dawn we will witness very interesting conjunctions, between the Moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn first, and then between the various planets. The conditions of visibility for the winter constellations are still excellent, but they are moving south-west. Here is an overview of the sky of March […]

Feb 17
Moon Eclipse 2020: when, where and how to observe them

This year it opened, from an astronomical point of view, with a partial penumbral eclipse of the Moon on January 10, 2020. The Earth on that occasion, was aligned with the Sun and the Moon. The twilight of the Earth partially obscured the Moon, in the full phase. The penumbra is the outermost part of […]

Feb 10
5 interesting curiosities about the planet Mercury

5 curiosities about Mercury, tha smallest planet in the Solar System! It is one of the most difficult planets to observe, given its proximity to the Sun. Mercury will be at its maximum east elongation on February 10, 2020. On this evening and in the following, the planet will be visible from the northern hemisphere […]

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