Skywatching Archive
23 October 2014, 08:00 PM ET
Slooh will host a live webcast of the partial solar eclipse on Thursday, Oct. 23. Watch it live here.
23 October 2014, 05:39 PM ET
The moon blocked out part of the sun on Oct. 23, 2014 to create a stunning partial solar eclipse visible to observers across the United States.
23 October 2014, 07:01 AM ET
The online Slooh Community Observatory will air a special three-hour solar eclipse webcast Thursday starting at 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT). You can watch the show at http://www.slooh.com, or here at Space.com, courtesy of Slooh.
23 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Viewers throughout most of the United States are in position to see a partial solar eclipse Thursday afternoon (Oct. 23). Unfortunately, clouds will likely get in the way in some parts of the country.
21 October 2014, 05:05 PM ET
See photos and images of the Mars-bound comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring, which will buzz the Red Planet on Oct. 19, 2014. Comet Siding Spring was discovered in January 2013. Its pass through the inner solar system will be closely watched by Mars probes.
21 October 2014, 02:32 PM ET
Some skywatchers captured incredible views of the Orionid meteor shower earlier this week, but even if you can't catch the peaking shower outside tonight (Oct. 21), you can still see it live online.
21 October 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Find out what the partial solar eclipse of Oct. 23, 2014 might look like from around North America using these sky maps and images.
21 October 2014, 07:30 AM ET
A potentially amazing partial solar eclipse is due to darken skies above North America Thursday (Oct. 23), and you can build and easy tool to help you view it safely.
20 October 2014, 02:23 PM ET
If you step outside before dawn during the next week or so, you might be able to see bright meteors streaking through the sky.
20 October 2014, 09:48 AM ET
Warning: Do not look directly at the Sun. On October 23rd, 2014, most of the North America will be treated to the eclipse. Viewing from the eastern U.S. will be especially beautiful, weather permitting, due to it occurring at the end of the day.
20 October 2014, 06:01 AM ET
Nearly all of North America will experience the solar eclipse. People who live east of a line running from roughly Quebec City to Montauk Point, New York, will miss out, since the sun will set before the dark disc of the moon begins to encroach upon it.
19 October 2014, 03:40 PM ET
A comet is due to make a close flyby of Mars Sunday (Oct. 19), allowing scientists an unprecedented look at the comet as it flies by the Red Planet.
17 October 2014, 12:56 PM ET
Jupiter and the moon are set to meet up in the early morning sky on Saturday (Oct. 18).
16 October 2014, 10:04 AM ET
ESA's Optical Ground Station (OGS) at the Teide Observatory in Spain, shot a 3.6 Watt 532-nm laser at the ISS, giving a a greenish glow. The laser was used to test optical communication tech.
16 October 2014, 07:13 AM ET
Millions of people across North America will have a chance to observe a partial solar eclipse next week, weather permitting.
15 October 2014, 05:30 PM ET
A comet is on course for a super-close approach with the planet Mars this Sunday (Oct. 19) in a rare celestial encounter. If you have a moderate-size telescope, you might be able to spot the icy wanderer as it nears the Red Planet, weather permitting.
15 October 2014, 10:31 AM ET
See amazing images by dedicated night sky observers and amateur astronomers alike.
12 October 2014, 10:44 AM ET
Monday marks Columbus Day for people in the United States, but did you know there was a lunar twist to the famous explorer's journey?
10 October 2014, 08:01 AM ET
The moon, the famous Pleiades star cluster and the red star Aldebaran will dance together in the night sky this Saturday.
08 October 2014, 09:25 AM ET
This time-lapse video shows the full moon slowly darken and grow reddish during the total lunar eclipse of 8 October 2014. Note that there is no sound; no narration.
08 October 2014, 09:00 AM ET
The early-morning total lunar eclipse of Wednesday, Oct. 8, will be a moon sight to see for stargazers around the world. See when and how to observe the second total lunar eclipse of 2014 with this step-by-step guide of the moon event.
08 October 2014, 08:59 AM ET
A total lunar eclipse is set to rise above people across a large swath of the world Wednesday (Oct. 8). Find Space.com's complete coverage of the event here.
08 October 2014, 08:54 AM ET
The moon passed through Earth's shadow on Oct. 8, 2014, marking a total lunar eclipse, the second of 2014, in a stunning blood moon. See photos of the amazing lunar eclipse in this Space.com gallery.
08 October 2014, 08:44 AM ET
The moon turned an eerie blood-red hue during a total lunar eclipse early Wednesday (Oct. 8) in an epic skywatching treat for amateur astronomers. See the amazing photos and their impressions of the lunar event.
07 October 2014, 03:56 PM ET
Astrophotographer Chris Bakley took this image from Cape May, New Jersey on Aug. 27, 2014.
07 October 2014, 01:57 PM ET
Amateur astronomer Victor Rogus talks about his experiences observing total lunar eclipses.
07 October 2014, 01:34 PM ET
Weather prospects for Wednesday's total lunar eclipse are great for observers hoping to catch a glimpse of the 'blood moon' from around the United States.
07 October 2014, 10:00 AM ET
A total lunar eclipse will rise Wednesday (Oct. 8), and even if you can't see the full "blood moon" rise from your city, you can watch it online via two webcasts.
07 October 2014, 08:00 AM ET
A lunar eclipse will take place on Oct. 8, 2014. See how to see it with the sky maps in this Space.com gallery.
05 October 2014, 12:26 PM ET
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05 October 2014, 08:17 AM ET
Observers of Wednesday morning's total lunar eclipse might be able to catch sight of an extremely rare cosmic sight.
04 October 2014, 11:01 AM ET
From a stunning image of the Red Planet from India's first spacecraft to a spectacular new photo showing a cluster of stars, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Oct. 4, 2014.
04 October 2014, 08:36 AM ET
Most of North America will witness a total eclipse of the moon on Wednesday (Oct. 8), but the morning sky will also hold a surprise for intrepid skywatchers interested in seeing another celestial body alongside the eclipsed moon.
03 October 2014, 08:32 AM ET
Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) captured the Aurora Borealis over Abisko National Park in September 2014. He says that they "have enjoyed powerful auroras eight out of the last ten nights."
02 October 2014, 03:47 PM ET
Skywatchers across much of the world will have the chance to see the moon glowing with an eerily red pallor during a pre-Halloween total lunar eclipse next week.
02 October 2014, 12:40 PM ET
Look up to see planets parading across the sky this month. A series of planets, big and small, will reveal themselves to skywatchers on Earth, if weather permits.