Skywatching

Featured Article: This Month's Night Sky
Budding Night Sky Photographer Sees a Stunning Crescent Moon (Image)
Crescent Moon from Pacific Northwest
August 19th, 2014
John Nelson took this image of the crescent moon from the Pacific Northwest. See how he did it here.
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Wow! Milky Way Glows Over New Zealand in Stunning Photo
Milky Way From New Zealand
August 13th, 2014
This image was taken by astrophotographer Amit Kamble from a dark sky site near Foxton, New Zealand on July 27. See how he did it here.
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Venus and Jupiter Share Must-See Close Encounter Before Dawn Monday
This sky map released by Sky & Telescope magazine shows how close Venus and Jupiter will appear in the predawn sky on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.
August 17th, 2014
The two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, will appear super-close together before sunrise on Monday morning (Aug. 18), and it's just the kickoff for a week of early-bird observing by stargazers.
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Moon, Mars and Bright Star Spica Captivate Amateur Astronomer (Photo)
Moon, Mars and Spica by Petricca
August 13th, 2014
Astrophotographer Giuseppe Petricca captured the colorful conjuction of the moon, Mars and Spica in this image.See how astrophotographer Giuseppe Petricca captured the photo here.
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WATCH LIVE NOW: Perseid Meteor Shower Webcasts by Slooh & NASA
Perseid Meteor Above the Baltic Sea, 2013
August 12th, 2014
The dazzling Perseid meteor shower peaks overnight tonight (Aug. 12), and you can watch the shooting star display online beginning at 7 p.m. EDT, courtesy of the Slooh Community Observatory and NASA.
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Jupiter & Venus Will Meet Up in the Morning Sky Monday
Jupiter and Venus, August 2014 Sky Map
August 15th, 2014
Get up early any morning this week to see a spectacular cosmic treat: two morning "stars" dancing at dawn.
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Perseid Meteor Shower Thrills Stargazers Despite Bright Moon (Photos)
2014 Perseid Meteor Over Tennessee
August 13th, 2014
Intrepid photographers in dark parts of the world managed to capture some stunning photos of the Perseid meteor shower as it hit its peak, despite the bright light of a nearly full moon.
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Perseid Meteor Shower: NASA Cameras See Early 'Shooting Stars' (Video)
August 12th, 2014
The dazzling Perseid meteor shower has not yet reached its peak, but NASA cameras planted on the ground in the United States have already witnessed some early fireballs streaking across the summer sky.
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