Skywatching

Featured Article: This Month's Night Sky
Photographer's 1st Milky Way View an Unforgettable Sight (Photo)
Milky Way Over Joshua Tree National Park, California, at Arch Rock
July 29th, 2014
A newcomer to astrophotography produced a stunning shot of the Milky Way during his first effort. See how photographer Stephen Ippolito captured this amazing view from Joshua Tree National Park in California.
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Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight: How to Watch it Live Online
Delta Aquarid Meteor Over Yellowstone National Park
July 28th, 2014
The Delta Aquarid meteor shower is peaking from tonight (July 28) into Tuesday, and even if you can't catch the cosmic show in person, you can still see live views of the annual shower online tonight.
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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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Lagoon Nebula Glows in Amazing Night Sky Photo
project nightflight Image of the Lagoon Nebula
July 29th, 2014
A cosmic lagoon glows within the clouds of the Milky Way in an incredible image.
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Don't Miss These Minor Meteor Showers This Summer
Astrophotographer Peter Greig captured this created this composite view of the 2013 Perseid meteor shower over Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island in Northumberland, U.K., on Aug. 11, 2013.
July 27th, 2014
Stargazers often overlook six minor meteor showers in the northern summer, but these celestial fireworks displays can be must-see events. Here's Space.com's guide to the minor meteor showers of Summer 2014.
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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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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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