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Tonight's Sky: February 2014

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In February, Orion is your guide to a number of fascinating objects.

Tonight's Sky: September 2013

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." Look for dense star cluster M2, home to 150,000 stars.

Tomorrow's Total Solar Eclipse

Tomorrow's total solar eclipse will only be visible in its entirety to ground-based observers watching from northern Australia, but ESA's Sun-watching Proba-2 satellite will have a ringside seat from its orbit around Earth.

Astronomy - What's Up for January 2010?

This month, Mars grows closer, bigger and brighter as it reaches opposition to the Sun on Jan. 29th Look for the red planet rising in the east after sunset. Its the brightest object in the eastern sky!