The Perseid meteor shower, an annual celestial event beloved by millions of skywatchers around the world, is returning to the night sky for 2014 But this year it will compete with bright moonlight for visibility.
Skywatchers across North America are hoping for clear skies after midnight on Saturday morning, May 24th, when a new meteor shower could deliver hundreds of "shooting stars" per hour.
Night-owls and early risers across North America can watch the full Moon go through a total eclipse in the early hours of Tuesday, April 15th.
This month the Red Planet appears brighter and bigger in the evening sky than it has since December 2007.
Bright Regulus will disappear behind a faint asteroid for several seconds very late next Wednesday night for skywatchers in the New York City region and points north.
The annual Geminid meteor shower, one of the best shooting-star displays each year, returns to our skies late this week.
Comet ISON is brightening fast just days from its fateful hairpin swing on November 28th around the broiling surface of the Sun
Tiny, greenish white, and harder to see every day, Comet ISON is descending toward the sunrise horizon and its November 28th perihelion.
The Sun will rise on November 3rd with a big bite missing from its lower half for viewers from Florida to Labrador.
Soon after sunset on September 8th, look in that direction to see a dramatic sight: a pretty crescent Moon paired closely with dazzling Venus, the "Evening Star."
The Perseid meteor shower, an annual celestial event beloved by millions of skywatchers around the world, returns to the night sky this week.
Last Wednesday a white-dwarf star erupted in the constellation Delphinus, producing the brightest nova since 2007. It's currently shining at magnitude 4.9.
Comet ISON has been imaged low in the dawn at only 14th magnitude. This suggests a modest showing late this year for the supposed "comet of the century."
In late May 2013, Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury swirl through the tightest naked-eye planet trio the world will see until 2026. The show continues into June.
Here's how to spot Comet PanSTARRS low in the west after sunset when it's at its best, from about March 12th to 18th.
Jupiter joins the Moon for a spectacularly close pairing in the evening of January 21, 2013.
If it’s clear late Thursday night, December 13th, 2012, keep a lookout high overhead for the shooting stars of the Geminid meteor shower.
On August 31st, a full Moon will rise for the second time this month (the first time was on August 1st). Many people call the second full Moon in a calendar month a "Blue Moon" — but it didn't start out that way.
On June 5th in North and Central America, and June 6th in Asia, Australia, and most of Europe, the planet Venus will cross in front of the Sun.
The Perseid meteors should put on the peak of their yearly display late this Saturday night and early Sunday morning (August 11-12, 2012).
NASA's Curiosity lander will finally land on Mars on August 6th. But how many people know that you can go out after sunset and spot Mars for yourself with your unaided eyes?
An assortment of photographs and illustrations for the upcoming transit of Venus across the face of the Sun.
People with clear skies across most of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will experience a partial eclipse of the Sun late Sunday afternoon.
Venus and Jupiter, have been an eye-catching duo in the western sky after sunset. Week by week they've been gradually sliding closer together, and their celestial performance is about to culminate.
December 30, 2011 Contact: Alan M. MacRobert, Senior Editor 617-864-7360 x2151, amacrobert@SkyandTelescope.com Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication-quality graphics; see details at end. Celestially speaking, 2012 opens with a bang. The Quadrantid meteor shower, one of the best displays of "shooting stars" all year, will peak in the hours before dawn this…