Skywatching Archive
14 September 2014, 10:38 AM ET
On these late-summer evenings after the sun has set, look low in the south for the classical Archer: the constellation Sagittarius.
14 September 2014, 12:06 AM ET
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13 September 2014, 11:19 AM ET
Chad Blakley (http://lightsoverlapland.com) captured a vibrant display of Northern Lights over Abisko National Park in Sweden on Sept. 12, 2014. They were generated by a KP-7 geomagnetic storm that hit Earth as a result of two coronal mass ejections.
13 September 2014, 10:51 AM ET
From a colorful map of Rosetta Probe's comet target to a video of a trash-filled spaceship's fiery demise, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Sept. 13, 2014.
13 September 2014, 09:48 AM ET
From a brilliant Harvest Moon, to spectacular auroras, don't miss these amazing objects to watch in the night sky.
12 September 2014, 01:03 PM ET
Skywatchers on the ground are already catching sight of some amazing looking auroras produced by solar material blown out from the sun during two major eruptions this week.
11 September 2014, 04:36 PM ET
Powerful solar flares from the sun this week may amplify the northern lights displays over parts of the northern United States through the weekend, space weather scientists say.
11 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The sun fired off strong flares Tuesday and Wednesday from a sunspot known as Active Region 2158, which will be the focus of a free webcast hosted today at 1 p.m. EDT by the online Slooh Community Observatory. Watch it here on Space.com.
11 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The Slooh Community Observatory will host a sun webcast with live views of a solar flare hotspot today, Sept. 11, at 1 p.m. ET (1700 GMT). Here's how to watch live.
11 September 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in August 2014.
10 September 2014, 02:29 PM ET
As the moon moves in its orbit around the Earth, it inevitably passes in front of many stars and planet and Uranus will find itself in the moon's crosshairs tonight (Sept. 10).
09 September 2014, 11:21 AM ET
The full moon of September 2014 marked the Harvest Moon for the year. See amazing photos of the 2014 Harvest Full Moon sent in by stargazers in this Space.com gallery.
08 September 2014, 04:01 PM ET
The stars of the Milky Way shimmer in this amazing night sky view from New York's scenic Adirondack Park captured by a photographer after a long hike out to a secluded lake. Astrophotographer Corey Rondeau took this image on Aug. 20, 2014.
08 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
A series of breathtaking planet views will appear in the September sky for stargazers interested in spotting them.
08 September 2014, 12:39 PM ET
The full Harvest Moon rises tonight (Sept. 8), and even if you can't see it from your own backyard, you can still watch it live online.
07 September 2014, 12:46 PM ET
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07 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The full Harvest Moon will light up the night sky on Monday (Sept. 8), and this year it comes with a an extra bounty. September's full moon will cap a trio of back-to-back 'supermoons' for the Northern Hemisphere summer.
07 September 2014, 12:00 AM ET
This month's night sky is full of cosmic wonders including planets and other celestial objects galore. Find out what's up in your night sky and how to see it in this Space.com stargazing guide.
06 September 2014, 11:56 AM ET
From Comet Jacques to a coronal mass ejection, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Sept. 6, 2014.
06 September 2014, 10:34 AM ET
The near-Earth asteroid 2014 RC is buzzing Earth this weekend and the Slooh Community Observatory and Virtual Telescope Project will provide live webcasts tonight (Sept. 6). Here's how to see them.
05 September 2014, 11:36 PM ET
Early-bird stargazers with clear weather on Saturday (Sept. 6) we will be treated to a striking celestial sight when the most brilliant planet in the night sky passes close to one of the brightest stars in the sky.
05 September 2014, 06:00 PM ET
Comet Jacques (C/2014 E2) made its closest approach to Earth on Aug. 28, 2014. It is bright enough to be visible in small telescopes and binoculars. See amazing photos of Comet Jacques as seen by stargazers in this Space.com gallery.
05 September 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Once every year or two, a comet appears in the sky that is bright enough to be seen with a small telescope or binoculars. Right now, observers anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere can see such a comet.
04 September 2014, 04:18 PM ET
Shining almost directly overhead as darkness falls these days is the brilliant star Vega, in the constellation of Lyra, the Harp. Vega is the fifth-brightest star in the night sky and the third-brightest visible from midnorthern latitudes.
04 September 2014, 02:52 PM ET
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks host some of the nation's biggest trees and tallest mountains. But the side-by-side parks in a remote corner of California also preserve some of the most dramatic views of the night sky.
04 September 2014, 02:15 PM ET
An asteroid will make a close brush with Earth on Sunday, passing by the planet well inside the orbit of the moon.
04 September 2014, 12:20 PM ET
See stunning photos of the night sky and sun as seen by stargazers around the world in this Space.com photo gallery for September 2014 made up of images sent in by Space.com readers.
02 September 2014, 10:53 AM ET
In the evening, Mars and Saturn can be seen in the southwestern sky. Jupiter can be viewed in the eastern sky in the early morning hours. Also, the Moon adds additional light for farmers to harvest their crops.
02 September 2014, 10:33 AM ET
The constellations of Aquarius (God of the Waters) and Capricornus (The Water Goat) hold a bevy of skywatching targets. The M2 star cluster in Aquarius harbors about 150,000 stars.
02 September 2014, 10:08 AM ET
The reflection of sunlight off of cosmic dust particle creates the effect known as "zodiacal light", sometimes called the "false dawn." (Best seen from mid-September to early October).
02 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The parent company of a group that provides free telescope views over the Internet has received a Connecticut government grant of $30,000 to buy a new telescope.
31 August 2014, 01:06 AM ET
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30 August 2014, 12:22 PM ET
From donning a new space suit to a beautiful star explosion, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Aug. 30, 2014.
30 August 2014, 09:03 AM ET
Look up this Labor Day weekend to see a lovely celestial tableau in the southwestern part of the evening sky.
29 August 2014, 07:30 AM ET
The action starts at 8 p.m. EDT, when the Slooh Community Observatory will air a four-hour show to mark an alignment of Neptune, Earth and the sun. Then Slooh will cover the flyby of near-Earth asteroid 2002 CU11. You can watch live at Space.com.
28 August 2014, 05:16 PM ET
See what's up in the night sky for September 2014, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.