As many as 100 'shooting stars' per hour will be visible during the moonless peak of the Perseids on Aug. 12 and 13.
The 'Sturgeon Supermoon' will be the second of four supermoons in 2023 and best viewed at moonrise on Tuesday, August 1, 2023.
As many as 20 'shooting stars' per hour will fall during the peak of the Delta Aquariid meteor shower this weekend, but August's Perseid meteor shower will be far more impressive.
Aphelion marks the point in our planet's orbit of the sun when it's at its maximum distance from our star. So why is it so hot out?
July's full moon will be one of the closest to Earth of the year and one of the lowest-hanging as seen from the Northern Hemisphere.
From the Mediterranean to North America, there's a lot of evidence that the day the 'sun stands still' has been important to humans for thousands of years.
Astronomical summer in the Northern Hemisphere begins with the closest alignments of Mars, Venus and the 'Earth-shining' crescent moon until 2028.
The summer solstice falls on June 20 or 21 every year in the Northern Hemisphere. Here's why this day is the longest day of the year, with the most hours of daylight.
Look North as the stars appear in June and July to have a chance of seeing rare noctilucent (or 'night-shining') clouds with the naked eye.
Here's how to watch the Red Planet swoop across the Beehive Cluster — one of the closest star clusters to Earth — after sunset this week.
June's full moon is known as the Strawberry Moon, the Hot Moon and the Rose Moon. It will be at its fullest on Saturday night, June 3.
On Friday, May 19, a rare 'black moon' rises. Here's what that means, and what you can actually see.
Twice-reflected sunlight subtly illuminates the dark limb of the crescent moon just before and after the new moon in a phenomenon called Earthshine, or 'Da Vinci glow'.
An outburst of 'shooting stars' from Halley's Comet could result in a dazzling Eta Aquarid meteor shower on May 5 and 6 — if the full moon doesn't get in the way.
May's full 'Flower Moon' rises on Friday (May 5) during the deepest penumbral eclipse until 2042. Only part of the world will be able to see it.
From my viewpoint in the Exmouth Gulf of Western Australia, the solar eclipse's totality brought a colossal corona and a dramatic drifting diamond ring.
The annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks from April 22 to 24. Here’s how to watch the "shooting star" spectacle.
The spectacular Saturn-moon conjunction will happen just before sunrise in the east and can be seen from April 15 to 17.
April 2023's full moon is known as the Pink Moon and the Paschal Moon. It will be at its fullest at 12:34 a.m. EDT on Thursday, April 6, 2023.
Watch live online as the dwarf planet Ceres swoops in front of the 'grand design' spiral galaxy Messier 100 this weekend.
Don't miss views of Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus, Mars and the moon after sunset from March 23-30.
Research in Chile's Atacama Desert suggests that the science instruments on the Red Planet aren't capable of detecting signs of long-dead microbial life.
Rocky fireballs like the one that fell over Alberta, Canada last year shouldn't originate from the icy Oort Cloud... but this one apparently did.