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Before you head outside to see tonight’s sky, check out our interactive astronomical tools to see what’s up.

For a quick glance at the sky, use our most popular software by far, the Interactive Sky Chart, and create a customized, naked-eye sky map.

Then plan your night with the almanac — find out when the Sun sets, when twilight begins, when the Moon is up, and when the five brightest planets rise and set.

This tool will even alert you when stars and planets pass close to each other in a conjunction.

Interested in finding the International Space Station, mapping Mars, or telling apart Jupiter’s moons?

Wondering what eyepieces and accessories will really pay off in resolving and imaging power for your telescope? Each of our javascript apps below is designed to make skygazing a little easier — and more fun!

Sky and Telescope’s beloved Earth Globe is now available in a smaller 6-inch size!

The detailed globe includes a freestanding base and information card filled with key features.

It is a device that we employ in our day-to-day speech.

For instance, when you meet a friend after a long time, you say, “It’s been ages since I last saw you.” You may not have met him for three or four hours, or a day, but the use of the word “ages” exaggerates this statement to add emphasis to your wait.

Therefore, a hyperbole is an unreal exaggeration to emphasize the real situation.

Some other common Hyperbole examples are given below.