Now that we’ve put away those cereal-box sunglasses we somehow paid 15 bucks for and pondered whether those two minutes of low light were worth all the trouble, we can settle into our post-eclipse funk. The next total solar eclipse in North America isn’t until April 8, 2024. Now that our faces are turned to the sky, what’s next to keep us riveted?
Sure, Sept. 5 will see Neptune at opposition, its closest approach to Earth fully illuminated by the Sun. Yes, there’ll be a spectacular conjunction of Venus and Jupiter visible in the evening sky on Nov. 13. None of that is rare enough to clean the house and host a party.