Couple sitting outside their camp in the mountains under a starry night sky.Sep 25: New Moon

A New Moon in the sky means no moonlight to hinder your view of stars and planets. Use the Interactive Night Sky Map to find out what planets are visible tonight and where.

 

Orionids meteor showerOct 21/22: Orionid Meteor Shower

The Orionids are the second meteor shower in October. The shower peaks on October 21-22 but usually remains active between October 2 and November 7. The best time to see these shooting stars is just after midnight and before the Sun rises.

A partially eclipsed Moon in the night sky. A little over half of the Moon is covered by a reddish shade. Nov 7/8: Total Lunar Eclipse

The entire Moon will plunge into the Earth’s umbra, the central, dark portion of its shadow. This total lunar eclipse will be visible from North and South America, Australia, Asia, and parts of Europe.

 

Illustration imageNov 17/18: Leonid Meteor Shower

The Leonids’ shooting stars are visible between November 6 and 30, and peak on the night of November 17 and early morning of November 18, with up to 15 meteors per hour.

Illustration imageDec 13/14: Geminid Meteors

One of the best meteor showers of the year, the Geminids peak on the night of December 13 and early morning hours of December 14, but will be visible from December 4-20.

Dark sky with tree silhouette and shooting stars.Dec 22/23: Ursid Meteors

Catch the shooting stars of the last major meteor shower of the year, the Ursids, when it peaks in the night between December 22 and 23.

Starry night sky over the mountain city in the fogDec 23: Super New Moon

This New Moon takes place very close to its perigee—the point on its orbit closest to the Earth.

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