NASA Night Sky Notes Monthly Article

NASA Night Sky Notes Monthly Article

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Welcome to NASA's Night Sky Notes Monthly Article
(formerly the Space Place Monthly Partner Article)

The NASA Night Sky Network provides these monthly articles on the latest stargazing and NASA news to share with your organization's readership. Check back here by the 25th of each month for the following month's article, or sign up here to be reminded each time a new article is released.  Download the latest article below.

Find the Coma Star Cluster between Leo, Ursa Major, and Bootes
 Inverted greyscale version also available for this star chart

May 2019 Edition: Watching the Late Spring Skies
Updated April 18, 2019

Late spring brings warmer nights, making it more comfortable to observe a good showing of the Eta Aquarids meteor shower. Skywatchers can also look for the delicate Coma Star Cluster, and spot the Moon on the anniversary of Apollo 10’s “test run” prior to the Moon landing in 1969.

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This article is distributed by the NASA Night Sky Network, a coalition of hundreds of astronomy clubs across the US dedicated to astronomy outreach. Visit to find local clubs, events, stargazing info and more.

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Note: The What's Up This Month video will be posted below on the 1st of each month.
Find daily observing tips and tools on the Night Sky Planner page. 

The Louis Cruis Astronomy Club often posts translations of these articles in Portuguese shortly after each edition is released to their Facebook Page. The NSN extends our thanks for their awesome work!

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last update: December 20, 2018


What's Up This Month Video

Find out what's in the sky each month in this monthly video series by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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