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If you want to encourage your kids to learn something new, try stargazing! Stargazing isn’t only about the night sky — teach your kids also about nature, classical literature, mythology, history, math, chemistry, physics, and so much more. Today we’ll provide you with a stargazing guide made especially for kids and reveal some methods on how to involve them in the exciting world of astronomy.

Where to start?

First, you need a stargazing tool. However, don’t rush to purchase a backyard telescope or a pair of binoculars. At the start, you don’t need an expensive professional tool, only a clear dark sky, and…

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Start a week of catching meteors tonight — the bright Eta Aquariids already light up the sky. Today we’ll tell you how and when to see this meteor shower. For better observation, use Star Walk 2. The app will show you where the radiant point is in the sky. Remember: the higher the radiant point climbs, the more meteors you’ll likely see.

What is the Eta Aquariid meteor shower?

The Eta Aquariids are known for a high percentage of persistent trains, which provides a spectacular view for observers. It’s usually a very active meteor shower that produces up to 50 meteors per hour, assuming the observation conditions…

( Enjoy the dance of our natural satellite and the gas giants in the sky above you. )

On May 3, 4, and 5, 2021, watch for the Moon to pass by Saturn and Jupiter. In today’s article, we’ll talk about the astronomical terms describing the meeting of the Moon and the gas giants and tell you how and when to observe them in the sky above you.

What’s the difference between an appulse and conjunction?

In astronomy, two related terms are used to describe a close approach of two celestial objects in the sky. An appulse refers to a close approach of two sky objects, when the apparent distance between them is the least, as seen from the Earth. A conjunction, in turn, occurs when…

What’s the difference between lunar distance, astronomical units, and light-years? Check out our infographic to learn about the units of distance used in astronomy!

What does lunar distance mean? What are astronomical units used for? How far is a light-year? In today’s article, we’ll give you brief and simple answers to these questions.

You can also check out our infographic to learn more about the units of distance used in astronomy.

What does lunar distance mean?

In astronomy, lunar distance (LD) is the average distance from the center of the Earth to the center of the Moon, which is 384,400 kilometers. For reference, this equals about 30 diameters of the Earth.

Why is the average distance used? As the Moon’s orbit is not perfectly…

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Great news! Vito Technology recently released three apps on AppGallery: Solar Walk Lite, Satellite Tracker, and Ephemeris. Now we’re officially present on Huawei in various countries, including Japan and Russia. Let’s talk about this in more detail.

What’s AppGallery?

Huawei AppGallery is the official Huawei app store for downloading apps for the Android operating system. It was first launched in 2011 in China and went worldwide in 2018, pre-installed with all new Huawei mobile devices.

AppGallery has become the world’s third-largest mobile app store. The platform:

  • has over 500 million active users;
  • is available in 170 countries;
  • has over 2.3 million registered…

( In late April, view the brilliant lunar disk adorning the sky. )

The spectacular Pink Supermoon will grace the sky in late April. In today’s article, we’ll tell you about the first Supermoon of this year, give you some tips on its observation, and explain why it is called the Full Pink Moon.

To learn more curious facts about Supermoons and Micromoons, take a look at our infographic.

What is a Supermoon?

As we’ve already mentioned in one of our recent articles, there is no official astronomical definition of a Supermoon. In 1979, an American astrologer Richard Nolle defined a Supermoon as “a New or Full Moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach…

What is a Supermoon and a Micromoon? When to observe our natural satellite at its biggest and brightest? Take a look at this infographic to find it out!

Today, SpaceX launched the second operational mission of the Crew Dragon. In this article, we’ll talk in detail about this unique spacecraft and give you tips on how to see it with a naked eye. Note that you won’t have too much time until the spacecraft dock to the ISS and will be no longer visible in the sky. We recommend you download Satellite Tracker and check if you have a chance to see it.

You can also take our quiz on the most famous spacecraft in history.

What is the SpaceX Crew Dragon?

Crew Dragon is a class of…

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From April 24 to 26, watch the three planets meet up in the skies — they won’t be easy to observe, so get ready for a challenge. In today’s article, we’ll tell you where and when to look for the trio and also give some tips for the best observation. Let’s get started!

Where is Venus now?

On March 26, 2021, Venus reached superior solar conjunction, starting its transition from the morning star to the evening sky object. The planet has been unobservable for several weeks and still remains a hard-to-spot celestial body. It stays close to the sunset glare and sets together with…

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