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Sirius, future South Pole Star

The Southern Hemisphere doesn’t have a pole star now. But – nearly 60 thousand years from now – the sky’s brightest star, Sirius aka the Dog Star, will serve as a southern pole star.

Moon and Regulus rise mid-evening on January 12 and 13

These next few nights – January 12 and 13, 2020 – use the moon to find Regulus, the Heart of the Lion in the constellation Leo. After the moon drops out of the evening sky, use the Big Dipper to star-hop to Regulus and Leo.

Start watching for Ursid meteors

The Ursid meteor shower peaks around the December solstice each year. In 2019, the moon is in a waning phase and shouldn’t intrude on the shower’s peak, around the mornings of December 21 and 22. But start watching now! You might catch some.