Astronomy

In this Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 photo made available by NASA, Saturn, top, and Jupiter, below, are seen after sunset from Shenandoah National Park in Luray, Va. The two planets are drawing closer to each other in the sky as they head towards a “great conjunction” on Monday, Dec. 21, where the two giant planets will appear a tenth of a degree apart. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

Jupiter and Saturn align in our skies tonight, to form the Great Conjunction

Stargazers typically gather in groups at observatories or with backyard telescopes for such events

  • Dec 21, 2020

 

Mars will appear orange and distinct in the night sky this month. (Damian Peach photo)

Mars jumps out from the night sky across B.C.

Mars is the brightest it’s been in 15 years this October

 

A local photographer was able to capture the Comet Neowise as it was visible from the South Okanagan this past weekend. (Submitted - Emily Wigley)

Penticton photographer captures comet NEOWISE over South Okanagan

Did you see the comet? Share your photos and tag @pentictonnews on Instagram

 

Armstrong safe from space invasion

Armstrong safe from space invasion

String of lights in night sky likely Musk’s Starlink satellite

Armstrong safe from space invasion