The sky has so much to explore: planets, stars, comets, satellites! While it might seem overwhelming, you can get to know what's up there just by looking and starting to track what you see.
The McDonald Observatory at the University of Texas offers advice for novice stargazers: The only equipment you need is your eyes, a good viewing spot, and a star chart.
What's going on in the sky today?
Caption: "This view of the north polar region of the Moon was obtained by NASA's Galileo camera during the spacecraft flyby of the Earth-Moon system on December 7 and 8, 1992. http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00126"
|Image: Screenshot from TheSkyLive.com Planetarium, "Interactive star map of the sky visible from: Greenwich, United Kingdom"