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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.
Aug 7, 2014 12:01 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Unfortunately, this year, there is a major obstacle that will likely interrupt your shooting star viewing pleasure: the moon. Continue reading →
Jul 28, 2014 03:55 PM ET // Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
The Delta Aquarid meteor shower is peaking from tonight (July 28) into Tuesday (July 29), and even if you can't catch the cosmic show in person, you can still see live views of the annual shower online.
Jul 11, 2014 06:50 PM ET // Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
You might want to step outside tomorrow night (July 12), when a bulging supermoon will rise in the evening sky.
May 13, 2014 11:49 AM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
On Tuesday evening (May 13), as the moon, just one night from full phase rises in the east-southeast sky it will be accompanied by a very bright yellowish-white 'star' shining off to its lower left. That 'star' will be the planet Saturn.
Apr 24, 2014 03:22 PM ET // Mark Thompson
The Eta Aquarid shower is coming, but where do the meteors come from and how can we see them?
Apr 3, 2014 12:45 PM ET // Mark Thompson
On April 8, Mars will be at opposition in the night sky -- here's how you can get the best astronomical viewing opportunities.
Mar 19, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Mark Thompson
In the early hours of Thursday morning, asteroid 163 Erigone will pass directly in front of the bright star Regulus, blocking it from view -- and if you live on the U.S. East Coast, you can watch it happen!
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