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Nov 5, 2014 03:40 PM ET // Geoff Gaherty, Starry Night Education
Autumn is the best season of the year for astronomical observing, here are some deep-space cosmic stunners waiting to be found.
Oct 23, 2014 12:20 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A partial solar eclipse will darken North American skies Thursday afternoon (Oct. 23), and you can watch the dramatic celestial event online if clouds hinder your view.
Oct 21, 2014 04:40 PM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
Mark Thursday (Oct. 23) on your calendar as Solar Eclipse Day, for if the weather cooperates, you should have no difficulty observing a partial eclipse of the sun.
Oct 20, 2014 04:40 PM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
If you step outside before dawn during the next week or so, you might be able to see bright meteors streaking through the sky.
Oct 19, 2014 10:32 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As we await a close-up view of comet Siding Spring making its closest approach with Mars, astronomers on Earth have been busy doing some of their own comet spotting from afar. Continue reading →
Oct 5, 2014 02:30 PM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
Observers of Wednesday morning's total lunar eclipse might be able to catch sight of an extremely rare cosmic sight.
Sep 22, 2014 06:30 AM ET // Geoff Gaherty, Starry Night Education
Even though Mercury is one of the brightest objects in the sky, very few observers have ever seen the planet in the night sky. That's because it never strays very far from the sun, and is usually lost in its glare.
Sep 16, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
On these late-summer evenings after the sun has set, look low in the southern sky for the classical Archer: the constellation Sagittarius.
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