The Southern Taurid meteor shower peaks today and tomorrow. This meteor shower is active from September 23 to November 19. Get news about Meteor Showers
Today in 1972 Mariner 9 ended its mission. This robotic spacecraft took images of 80 percent of the surface of Mars. The next spacecraft to go to Mars will be two rovers in the year 2020. Learn more about Mariner 9
Venus reaches inferior conjunction today. This is when Venus passes between Earth and the sun. After this configuration, Venus will become visible in the eastern sky just before sunrise. Learn more about Venus.
Image Credit: Mellowstorm CC BY-SA 3.0 Looking to the southwest around 3am you will see the bright winter star Sirius. This is the brightest star of the night sky as viewed from Earth! Learn more about Sirius.
Full moon for the month of October occurs today. The moon held a special place of interest to an ancient culture known as the Babylonians. Their name for full moon was Sabattu. See when all the full moons occur
Tonight Uranus will be at its brightest for the year. This is caused by Uranus reaching opposition. If you have binoculars you can find Uranus in the constellation Aries. Learn more about Aries the Ram
*Image is not to scale Tonight around 10pm you can find Mars and Saturn in the south and southwest respectively. Learn more about the outer planets
Image Credit: Brocken Inaglory CC BY-SA 3.0 Today the Orionid meteor shower peaks. The Orionids are one of two meteor showers associated with Comet 1P/Halley or Halley’s Comet. Learn more about the Orionids
Today in 1963 Julie Payette was born. She was a member of the STS-96 space shuttle mission becoming the first Canadian to participate in construction of the International Space Station. Learn more about Julie Payette
Many stars we see in the sky are multiple star systems consisting of at least 2 stars bound by gravity. Albireo is a double star found in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan. Learn more about Cygnus the Swan