Skywatching

Featured Article: This Month's Night Sky
Star Power: Spring's Night Sky Dazzles with Constellations Aplenty
Big Dipper Seen in the Canary Islands
March 27th, 2015
With spring underway, the evening sky is in transition. What new stars and constellations will adorn the night sky for the next few months?
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Get Amazing Views of the First-Quarter Moon This Week
First-Quarter Moon on March 27, 2015
March 25th, 2015
Beginning skywatchers often think that the best time to look at the moon is when it is full, but experienced observers know that the moon is at its best for observing when it is around its first-quarter phase.
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Flight to Totality: How I Chased the Total Solar Eclipse of 2015 on a Jet
 March 20, 2015, Solar Eclipse Seen at Mid-Totality from the Air
March 20th, 2015
A total eclipse of the sun on Friday thrilled skywatchers across Europe, Africa and Asia where it was visible, but nowhere was the view as perfect as in the air aboard a chartered jet soaring over the top of the world.
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Glowing Cloud of Rocket Fuel Captured in Night Sky Photo
Fuel Dump Scott Gauer
March 26th, 2015
A small cloud of rocket fuel glowed faintly in the night sky above the Atlantic Ocean on the night of March 12, following a launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Skywatcher Scott Gauer photographed the glowing cloud from Danville, Penn.
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Astronauts Snap Amazing Total Solar Eclipse Photos from Space
Shadow of the Moon?
March 20th, 2015
Astronauts on the International Space Station caught sight of an amazing solar eclipse today (March 20), and they have the photos to prove it.
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Total Solar Eclipse on Friday: How to Watch It Live Online
March 20, 2015 Total Solar Eclipse
March 19th, 2015
Even though most people around the world won't be able to see Friday's total solar eclipse in person, anyone with an Internet connection can watch it live online thanks to two webcasts featuring the cosmic event.
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Skywatching Webcasts: Total Lunar Eclipse of April 4 by Slooh
October 2014 Lunar Eclipse
March 26th, 2015
The next major stargazing webcast will be on April 4, 2015 during the first of two total lunar eclipses. Viewing information will be posted here once it becomes available.
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See Venus and the Crescent Moon Shine Together Tonight
Venus will shine near the crescent moon in a dazzling sight on Sunday, March 22, 2015. This Starry Night sky map shows the location of Venus and the moon (as well as Mars lower down) in the western sky at 8 p.m. local time as seen from mid-northern latitu
March 22nd, 2015
As darkness falls tonight (March 22), be sure to take a look low toward the western part of the sky for yet another beautiful celestial tableau formed by a lovely crescent moon and the brilliant planet Venus.
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Spectacular Total Solar Eclipse Kicks Off First Day of Spring (Photos, Video)
This view of the total solar eclipse of March 20, 2015 was captured from space by the European Space Agency's Proba-2 satellite, which was expected to see the eclipse twice as it orbited Earth.
March 20th, 2015
A rare total solar eclipse dimmed the skies above a small swath of the world today (March 20), creating an incredible sight for skywatchers lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to see it.
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