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.
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.
If you step outside before dawn during the next week or so, you might be able to see bright meteors streaking through the sky.
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 →
Observers of Wednesday morning's total lunar eclipse might be able to catch sight of an extremely rare cosmic sight.
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.
On these late-summer evenings after the sun has set, look low in the southern sky for the classical Archer: the constellation Sagittarius.
Unfortunately, this year, there is a major obstacle that will likely interrupt your shooting star viewing pleasure: the moon. Continue reading →
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