Sky & Telescope magazine predicts that the Perseid shower will be at its peak late on Sunday night, August 12th, and early morning on the 13th.
Early on July 31st, the planet Mars will be closer to Earth than at any time in the past 15 years. It's bright and unmistakable in the southwestern sky after evening twilight.
The night sky's two brightest object — the Moon and Venus — will appear dramatically close together after sunset on Sunday, July 15th.
The total lunar eclipse on January 31st — the first of two in 2018 — will be a predawn spectacle that favors western North America.
Wednesday's total lunar eclipse occurs on January's second full Moon — and also when the Moon is nearly its closest to Earth.
If it’s clear Wednesday night and Thursday before dawn, keep a lookout high overhead for the "shooting stars" of the Geminid meteor shower.
This week the big near-Earth asteroid 3122 Florence is passing relatively close by, and skywatchers with even modest telescopes have a chance to spot it.
An annual celestial sky show beloved by millions around the world should peak late this Friday and Saturday nights, the nights of August 11–12 and 12–13.
North American observers can watch the Moon flirt with Earth’s shadow on the evening of February 10th. It occurs early on the 11th as seen from Europe, Africa, and Asia.
The annual Geminid meteor shower should reach its peak late on December 13th, but bright moonlight will wash out most of this year's meteors.
Telescopes make great gifts, and the editors of Sky & Telescope offer some expert advice to help you choose the one that's right for you.
On Monday, the Moon will edge closer to Earth than it's been since 1948. Full Moon occurs less than 3 hours later.
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It's still a full year away, but huge throngs will be watching coast-to-coast when the Moon's shadow slides across the U.S.
After sunset, Mars and Saturn join the star Antares in the southwest — while Venus and Jupiter create a dramatically "double star" low in the west.
Sky & Telescope magazine predicts that this year's Perseid meteor shower will peak on the night of August 11–12 and, despite some moonlight, might be much better than usual.
Mars shines low in the southeast at nightfall, closer to Earth than it has been since November 2005. A Sky & Telescope press release.
Use a telescope to spot Mercury's silhouette crossing the Sun's disk on May 9th for the first time since 2006. View it live using S&T's exclusive webcast.
A nearby comet is moving into view for Northern Hemisphere skywatchers. Despite bright moonlight nearby, you can try to spot it with binoculars and Sky & Telescope's exclusive finder chart.
During the next two weeks, for the first time in 11 years, you can see all of the naked-eye planets — from Mercury to Saturn — together in the predawn sky.
If it’s clear this coming Sunday and Monday nights, keep a lookout high overhead for the "shooting stars" of the Geminid meteor shower.
A total lunar eclipse occurs in prime time for U.S. skywatchers on Sunday night, September 27th. Sky & Telescope is providing a professionally produced, HD webcast of the entire event.
Everything's lining up beautifully for the last total eclipse of the Moon until 2018. Make your plans for Sunday evening (Sept. 27, 2015).
Sky & Telescope magazine predicts that the Perseid shower will be at its peak late on Wednesday night (late on August 12th and early morning on the 13th).
After gradually draw closer for weeks, Venus and Jupiter culminate their celestial dance with a dramatically close pairing — just 1⁄3° apart — in the western sky after sunset on Tuesday, June 30th.