On Friday night and early Saturday morning (May 23-24), Earth will plow through debris shed over the years by Comet 209P/LINEAR.
The moon took a bite out of the sun in the first solar eclipse of the year on April 29, 2014. The celestial ballet was visible from Down Under and captivated stargazers, despite cloudy weather.
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!
NASA will provide a live video view of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower on Sunday.
It will be possible to see the asteroid flyby in some parts of the world using just binoculars, but there will be some live online events too. Don't miss out!
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