Videos from Your Sky Tonight

Explore the naked-eye wonders of our sky at night with this relaxing series of videos designed to whisk you to the heavens and enjoy the dazzling universe spinning overhead.

Found 19 videos in "Your Sky Tonight" category

New Off-Axis Telescope Design for Amateurs

26th Jun, 2018 - 1.1k views

How would you like to own a telescope that has the same design as some of the world's best observatories? The off-axis telescope is unique in that there is no secondary obstruction to mess up your image but the mirror configuration is not easy to co

Mercury and Venus: The Innermost Planets of our Solar System

14th Nov, 2017 - 2.8k views

Help support Deep Astronomy by getting a month's free trial at The Great Courses Plus: http://thegreatcourses.com/DeepAstronomy This month offers some good glimpses of the innermost planets in our solar system: Mercury and Venus. To see them, you'

The Triangulum Galaxy: The Most Distant Naked Eye Object

8th Nov, 2017 - 5.4k views

Help support Deep Astronomy by getting a month's free trial at The Great Courses Plus: http://ow.ly/AVDF30fiZ33 If you like this content, please consider supporting Deep Astronomy on Patreon: https://patreon.com/DeepAstronomy Have you ever wonder

Your Halloween Skies and Happy Dark Matter Day

31st Oct, 2017 - 1.4k views

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The Orionid Meteor Shower

20th Oct, 2017 - 6.3k views

Please visit The Great Courses Plus to get one free month trial: http://ow.ly/AVDF30fiZ33 The highlight for this weekend will the the peak of the amazing Orionid Meteor Shower. It will be at its best viewing tonight through Sunday and should provi

How to Find The Great Andromeda Galaxy

11th Oct, 2017 - 21.5k views

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Vega: The Second Most Important Star in Our Sky

7th Sep, 2017 - 10k views

If you like this content, please consider supporting Deep Astronomy on Patreon: https://patreon.com/DeepAstronomy Vega, or alpha lyrae, is the brightest star in the constellation Lyra the Harp and it is the fifth brightest star overall in our night

Your Sky Tonight - Antares: A Giant in Our Summer Skies

23rd Aug, 2017 - 3.9k views

If you like this content, please consider supporting Deep Astronomy on Patreon: https://patreon.com/DeepAstronomy New observations of the supergiant star Antares have given us the most detailed image ever taken of a star other than our Sun. Read mor

How Can The Moon Move East During a Solar Eclipse?

18th Aug, 2017 - 3.3k views

If you like this content, please consider supporting Deep Astronomy on Patreon: https://patreon.com/DeepAstronomy There is an eastward component to the Moon's motion across the sky. This is in addition to the normal, daily motion of the moon, stars

Why Is the Solar Eclipse of 2017 Moving From West to East?

13th Aug, 2017 - 17.4k views

Why is the eclipse moving eastward even though the Sun and Moon rise in the East? The answer is in this video. Please consider supporting Deep Astronomy by becoming a Patreon Patron: https://www.patreon.com/DeepAstronomy Listen to Deep Astronomy

Your Sky Tonight - The Perseid Meteor Shower

10th Aug, 2017 - 12k views

It's been reported that the 2017 Perseid Meteor Shower will be the brightest ever recorded, and some are even saying you can see it during the day! Sadly, this is fake news. If anything this year's shower will be less dramatic, with fewer meteors s

Your Sky Tonight: Easy Way to Find the North Star (Polaris)

8th Aug, 2017 - 6.5k views

Have you ever wondered how to find the North Star? Did you know it is not one of the brightest stars in the sky? Polaris is actually quite dim and finding it is not easy. Unless you know the trick, that is! Listen to Deep Astronomy on Anchor: h