Observe the first-quarter Moon on October 5 for International Observe the Moon Night. Here's a guide to tell you what to look for.
This month's Sky Tour let's you enjoy close pairings of the Moon with Jupiter and Saturn; explore interesting stars and constellations, and keep watch for blazing bits of Halley's Comet.
Only the second object thus far to visit the solar system from interstellar space, Comet Borisov is expected to reach perihelion in December. What can we see now?
Here’s everything you need to know about the annular solar eclipse that will cross over much of Asia on December 26, 2019.
An amateur astronomer has discovered a comet that might be the second interstellar visitor after 'Oumuamua — and it's heading for its closest approach to the Sun late this year.
A rash of unusually colorful sunsets follows in the wake of two major volcanic eruptions.
Download September's Sky Tour astronomy podcast for tips on observing Jupiter, Saturn, and the easy-to-spot Summer Triangle.
You've seen Jupiter and its four brightest moons. Now meet the rest of the family — the Trojan asteroids.
It looks like Jupiter got slammed again! A bright flash from a possible impact lit up the planet's South Equatorial Belt Tuesday night.
Download August's Sky Tour astronomy podcast for tips on observing the Perseid meteor shower and the key planets, stars, and constellations in the evening skies of summer.
First there were "blue Moons;" now there are "black Moons." What do these terms mean . . . and do they matter?
A lime-green meteor as bright as the full Moon streaked across Canadian skies on July 24th and may have delivered free samples from the asteroid belt.
Find the craters named for the three astronauts who flew the first manned mission to land on the Moon.
Thousands of spectators, professional astronomers, and several Sky & Telescope editors traveled to see totality from the ground — and sky.
Whether cloudy skies or airfare prevent you from seeing the total solar eclipse on July 2nd, you can still see totality via one of the multiple webcasts we compile here.
Download July's Sky Tour astronomy podcast for a guided exploration of the planets, stars, and constellations in the evening skies of summer.
Prime-time Jupiter viewing kicks off this month when the planet reaches opposition on June 10th.
This month's Sky Tour podcast starts with a solstice update and a rundown of lunar phases, then helps you find four planets in the evening sky along with the best stars and constellations of early summer.
The 60 Starlink satellites parading across the sky make an incredible sight, but some skywatchers wonder at what cost to the night.
Jupiter's South Equatorial Belt appears to be pulling material from the Great Red Spot in an event that's visible from small scopes.
The annual International Space Station marathon viewing season begins later this week, when skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere can watch up to five successive ISS passes in one night.
With no Moon to muss, take a crack at seeing the Eta Aquariids, which could be one of the better meteor showers of the year.
The Moon gets in the way of April's Lyrid meteor shower, but it's still worth scanning the sky for the chance of fireballs.
The Sky Tour astronomy podcast for April 2019 takes you on a guided tour of the predawn sky and then helps you find a Hunter, a Lion, and a Bear in the evening sky.
Here’s everything you need to know about the first of South America's two total solar eclipses within 18 months.