Skywatching

Featured Article: This Month's Night Sky
Summer Skywatching: See the Clouds of the Milky Way
Milky Way Sky Map July 2014
July 26th, 2014
One of the greatest pleasures for summer stargazers is viewing the splendor of the Milky Way. Despite the fact that we live in this vast island of billions of stars, most inhabitants of Earth have never seen the clouds of our Milky Way.
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Stargazer Spots Pluto Amid Sagittarius Stars (Photo)
Pluto and Sagittarius Stars by Chumack
July 17th, 2014
Astrophotographer John Chumack captured the dwarf planet Pluto among the star fields of Sagittarius.
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Stupendous Supermoon Views Wow Stargazers (Photos)
A huge supermoon over Washington
July 14th, 2014
When the spectacular supermoon emerged on Saturday (July 12), so did shutterbugs around the world. Space.com readers from around the world sent in amazing photos of the amazing lunar display.
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See the Moon, Mercury and Venus Before Sunrise Friday
Mercury and Venus, July 2014
July 24th, 2014
Mercury and Venus will star in an early morning meet-up with the moon Friday (July 24). Both planets can be seen low in the east-northeast roughly 45 minutes before sunrise.
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Where's the Moon? Lunar Sights of the Late-Night Sky
Moon As It Appears Mid-July 2014
July 17th, 2014
Stargazers looking for the moon at nightfall may be wondering where Earth's nearest neighbor is in the night sky. Here's a handy guide to observing the moon in binoculars and telescopes in the late-night July sky.
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Weekend Stargazing: Mars, Mercury, and Spica (Oh My!)
Mars and Spica Sky Map July 2014
July 11th, 2014
The night sky this week is filled with interesting views four planets at the beginning and end of each night, but will be at its best on Saturday night (July 12).
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Astrophotographer Catches Star Cluster, Moon & Venus in One Amazing Photo
Moon, Venus, and the Pleadies from Arizona
July 24th, 2014
Astrophotographer took this image of the moon, Venus, and the Pleiades on June 24, 2014 from Tucson, Arizona.
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Best Binoculars for Astronomy and Stargazing 2014
PENTAX DCF CS 8x42
July 15th, 2014
Binoculars are great for all kinds of stargazing, for beginners and seasoned veterans alike. Here are some of the best binoculars for astronomy.
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Supermoon Saturday: Supersized Full Moon Rises This Weekend
Photographer Medford Canby of Annapolis, Maryland, captured this amazing supermoon photo on June 23, 2013 as the full moon rose over a beach at Chesapeake Bay. There will be three supermoons in 2014, one each in July, August and September.
July 11th, 2014
The first of three supermoons this summer will rise Saturday night (July 12). Here's why July's full moon is one of the biggest of 2014.
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