What's Up for June 2024

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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

6 min read

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 weeks 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…

Article1 month ago
A dark sky full of stars expands over a mountainscape still aglow with the setting Sun.

What’s Up: April 2024 Skywatching Tips from NASA

5 min read

Catch Mars and Saturn rising, and Jupiter hangs out with Comet 12P. Plus NASA has you covered for the total eclipse whether you're headed to totality or watching from afar.

Article2 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 science communicators and 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 GSFC's Molly Wasser.

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