Ep. 648: Summer Observing

Summer is officially, astronomically here. And for folks in the Northern Hemisphere, that means it’s the perfect time to head outside and see what’s happening in the sky. Today we’ll give you a good list of things to keep an eye out for, with or without a telescope.

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Show Notes

Meteorological Versus Astronomical Seasons (NCEI)

The Magellanic Clouds, our galactic neighbors (EarthSky)

See rare alignment of 5 planets and moon in stunning photo (Space.com)

Dark Adaptation of the Human Eye and the Value of Red Flashlights (NPS)

The phases of planets (NCCR – PlanetS)

What are Dobsonian Telescopes? (Space.com)

Mercury after sunset: Greatest elongation is August 27 (EarthSky)

Inferior Conjunction (Swinburne University)

International Space Station (NASA)

Spot the Station (NASA)


Tianhe, the core of the Chinese Space Station (The Planetary Society)

X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (U.S. Air Force)


Delta Aquariid meteor shower: All you need to know in 2022 (EarthSky)

‘Unsustainable’: how satellite swarms pose a rising threat to astronomy (Nature)

Perseids Meteor Shower 2022 (Time and Date)

Sturgeon Moon Is the Full Moon in August (Time and Date)

Supermoon / Super Moon – Why and When? (Time and Date)

Aurora (Swinburne University)

Huge Solar Eruption With Unknown Origin Could Be Flying Towards Earth (Newsweek)


NOAA / NWS Space Weather Prediction Center (NOAA)

Solar Cycle 25 Is Here. NASA, NOAA Scientists Explain What That Means (NASA)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Summer Triangle: Signpost of the season (EarthSky)

The deep sky (Astronomy)

Open cluster (ESA Hubble)

What is a globular cluster? (EarthSky)

What Is a Nebula? (NASA)

Planetary Nebula (ESA Hubble)

Explore – The Night Sky | Hubble’s Messier Catalog (NASA)

The Beehive Cluster: A swarm of 1,000 stars (EarthSky)

Moon Phases 2022 – Lunar Calendar (Time and Date)

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