Skywatching

Featured Article: This Month's Night Sky
Meteors, Andromeda and the Milky Way Dazzle in Amazing Photo
Andromeda and Meteors from Tobias Lookout
December 19th, 2014
The Andromeda galaxy appears to twinkle behind two stunning meteors in this skywatching image taken from Tobias Lookout near Kernville, California. Astrophotographer Casey James took this image on August 2nd, 2014.
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Saturn and the Moon Shine at Dawn Friday as Winter Solstice Looms
Saturn reappears from behind the Sun in the dawn sky, and on Friday morning, December 19, lies just below the waning crescent Moon in the southeast.
December 18th, 2014
This week the celestial clock marks two milestones: Saturn's move into the morning sky and the winter solstice. Here's how to see Saturn and the moon before dawn on Dec. 19, then the winter solstice on Dec. 21.
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Rare Bright Sprites Dance in South Dakota's Night Sky (Photos)
Sprites, Gravity Waves and Airglow
December 16th, 2014
A storm over central South Dakota provided these stunning images for astrophotographer Randy Halverson.
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Geminid Meteor Shower Wows Skywatchers Around the World (Photos)
2014 Geminid Meteor Over Lovund, Norway
December 15th, 2014
The Geminid meteor shower amazed skywatchers willing to brave the cold to catch the annual display this weekend.
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Geminid Meteor Shower Is Peaking Now: Watch It Live Online
2013 Geminid Meteor Shower over Colorado
December 13th, 2014
See the Geminid meteor shower peak tonight (Dec. 13) through three webcasts airing live online.
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Two Moons Cast Shadows on Jupiter Tonight: How to See It
Double Shadow Transit on Jupiter on Dec. 15, 2014
December 15th, 2014
Skywatchers with telescopes on Earth will be able to witness a remarkable cosmic event tonght: Two of Jupiter's moons will cast shadows on the face of the gas giant in the same night.
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Meteor Over Morocco Captured in Stunning Photo
Meteor Shower in Morocco
December 15th, 2014
Astrophotographer Jason Matias took this image in July 2014 above the High Atlas mountains in sub-Saharan Morocco.
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