Take heart, sky-watchers, celestial spectacles are not canceled! While 2020 offered the amazing streak of Comet NEOWISE across the night sky and the once-in-a-lifetime great conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter, the two largest planets in our solar system, 2021 promises to be no less spectacular. There are many promising star and planetary displays for both professional and amateur astronomers alike. For those awake just before sunrise on February 11, the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus may be seen through a telescope or with the naked eye just southeast of the horizon. April 21-22 offers opportunities for a pre-dawn glimpse of the Lyrids Meteor Shower. May offers up another total lunar eclipse rendering the moon a bright orange-red, often referred to as a "blood moon." In August, sky-watchers have a good chance to catch the Perseid Meteor Shower. And for an early Winter Holiday treat, the Geminid Meteor Shower promises a stunning light show. These are just a few of the stunning light shows promising an array of celestial majesty for those drawn to the wonders of the night sky.

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