What's Up for July 2024

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A picture of the night sky in Skull Valley Utah from June 2021 shows the constellation Scorpius to the upper right of the silhouette of a desert butte. The dark blue sky is filled with countless bright stars. Credit: NASA/Bill Dunford

What’s Up: July 2024 Skywatching Tips from NASA

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What to Look for in July The scorpion’s star clusters, and Mars reveals elusive Uranus Follow the tail of Scorpius to locate star clusters M6 and M7, let Mars guide you to observe planet Uranus, and see the Moon gather…

Article3 weeks ago
Orbiting satellites make streaks of light across a darkening sky over a dilapidated ghost town ruin in the California Desert.

What’s Up: June 2024 Skywatching Tips from NASA

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Planets rule the a.m., and what’s that bright light? Saturn and Mars meet up with the Moon, Jupiter returns at dawn, and tips for identifying some common objects seen in the sky. Highlights “Planet Parade” note: Some online sources have…

Article2 months ago
The bright, glowing Milky way fills the middle of this desert landscape.

What’s Up: May 2024 Skywatching Tips from NASA

5 min read

What to look for: Morning Meteors and May Planets See Mars, Saturn, and Mercury in the May morning sky. Antares slips behind the Moon for East Coast U.S. skywatchers. And the eta Aquariid meteors peak May 6th. Transcript What’s Up…

Article3 months ago

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About the What's Up production team

"What's Up" is NASA's longest running web video series. It had its first episode in April 2007 with original host Jane Houston Jones. Today, Preston Dyches, Christopher Harris, and Lisa Poje are the space enthusiasts who produce this monthly video series at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Additional astronomy subject matter guidance is provided by JPL's Bill Dunford, Gary Spiers, Lyle Tavernier, and the Night Sky Network's Kat Troche.

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