Skywatching

Featured Article: This Month's Night Sky
Space Station Crosses the Moon in Awesome NASA Photos
International Space Station Transits Moon
August 3rd, 2015
Just two days after the second full moon of July created a so-called blue moon, a NASA photographer captured some stunning views of the International Space Station zipping across the lunar landscape.
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Beautiful Photo of New Moon Evokes 'Star Wars' Cloud City
New Moon Over Clouds
July 29th, 2015
Photographers in La Palma, Spain, captured this sliver of moon over a cloud landscape that evokes Cloud City on the planet Bespin, a floating metropolis from "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back."
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Dwarf Planet Ceres Reaches Opposition in Night Sky
Ceres, July 29, 2015
July 27th, 2015
With all the news about Pluto this month, most skywatchers may not be aware that Ceres, the brightest and nearest of the dwarf planets, reached its opposition to the sun on Saturday (July 25).
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Skywatching Forecast: Great Resources for Checking Night Sky Conditions
Venus in Hungary
July 23rd, 2015
There's nothing worse than missing a fantastic night-sky viewing event because of bad weather. Here are some websites that can help you figure out when your local skies will be prime for skywatching.
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Blue Moon of 2015 Thrills Skywatchers with Lunar Beauty (Photos)
The second full moon of July 2015, a so-called Blue Moon, rises behind the dome of the U.S. Capitol in this amazing view by NASA photographer Bill Ingalls in Washington, D.C. on July 31, 2015.
August 1st, 2015
The second full moon of July brought a stunning Blue Moon to skywatchers around the world on July 31, wowing them with a spectacular lunar sight. See their photos and reactions here.
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Blue Moon Full Moon Rises Tonight: What to Expect
Full Moon of January 2015
July 31st, 2015
There's a "Blue Moon" in the sky today, but it won't look different than other full moons. The term blue moon has come to refer to the second full moon in a given month.
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