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StarDate magazine keeps you in touch with the universe with detailed skywatching information, in-depth features, the latest astronomy news, and more. Six issues per year, including the Sky Almanac issue in January! Subscribe today!

Current Issue: January/February 2022

Sky Almanac 2022

This year offers up some beautiful skywatching treats, including two good lunar eclipses and several planetary conjunctions. You can find all the details on these and many others in our 2022 Sky Almanac. The issue also features profiles of some of the most intriguing moons in the solar system, from a moon of Jupiter that’s covered with volcanoes, to the orange-hatted moon of Pluto, to a moon of Saturn with air that’s denser than Earth’s.

 

 

 

 

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Sky Highlights

Bright planets abound in January and February. Venus and Jupiter are in the southwest during the early evening in early January, with Venus moving to the morning sky by mid-month. Mercury also does evening/morning double duty in January. And Deneb, the bright star at the tail of Cygnus, the swan, is visible both evening and morning for most of the period—low in the northwest in the evenings, and in the northeast in the mornings.

 

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Our next issue is all about cosmic jewels, from odd and beautiful galaxies to gemstones from the stars.

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Cover of January-February 2022 StarDate magazine/Sky Almanac issue