Skywatching Archive
01 October 2015, 05:59 PM ET
From the Moon, to Auroras, to the Zodiacal Light and more, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory counts down their favorites for October in their 100th 'What's Up' episode.
01 October 2015, 01:12 PM ET
Andromeda (M31) is the nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way and the farthest object that can bee seen with the naked eye. With binoculars or a telescope, you can spot M32, a small companion galaxy that Andromeda will one day consume.
30 September 2015, 01:18 PM ET
The next two weeks provide an excellent opportunity to spot the brightest asteroid visible from Earth, Vesta — one of the best-known objects in the solar system.
28 September 2015, 02:59 PM ET
Some of the best supermoon photos come from the darkest skies.
28 September 2015, 02:30 AM ET
The Slooh Community Observatory will host a free webcast of the supermoon lunar eclipse on Sunday (Sept. 27). You can watch live here, beginning at 8 p.m. EDT (1830 GMT).
28 September 2015, 02:26 AM ET
A total lunar eclipse will spawn a rare ‘supermoon’ blood moon on Sept. 27, 2015. See our complete coverage of the total eclipse of the moon.
28 September 2015, 02:10 AM ET
On Sunday evening, a moon that appeared abnormally large and bright in Earth's skies dove into the planet's shadow, turning a gorgeous reddish-gold in the process. It was the first supermoon total lunar eclipse since 1982, and the last until 2033.
28 September 2015, 01:37 AM ET
A rare 'supermoon' blood moon lunar eclipse occurred on Sept. 27, 2015. See amazing photos of the lunar sight by skywatchers here.
27 September 2015, 11:31 AM ET
About 70 percent of the country will be able to get a good view of the supermoon total lunar eclipse tonight (Sept. 27), according to weather forecasts. But observers in much of the Eastern U.S. may be out of luck.
27 September 2015, 11:02 AM ET
As you watch and enjoy the total eclipse of the Harvest Full Moon, read on below to see 10 things about this shady little drama that might surprise you.
27 September 2015, 07:54 AM ET
During the total lunar eclipse tonight (Sept. 27), the full moon will shine as a traditional "harvest moon." See where the harvest moon full moon gets its name.
27 September 2015, 07:01 AM ET
To see this weekend's lunar eclipse, check out the webcast by the Slooh Community Observatory, which you can watch live right here on
26 September 2015, 08:13 AM ET
Veteran astrophotographers Imelda Joson and Edwin Aguirre give tips on how to photograph sunday’s total lunar eclipse.
26 September 2015, 07:27 AM ET
A lunar eclipse provides spectacular viewing opportunities for everyone, from amateur skywatchers to experienced observers — read on to learn how to describe what you see.
26 September 2015, 07:25 AM ET
A gorgeous spherical lamp called Luna lets you bring a moon replica straight into your home.
25 September 2015, 06:00 PM ET
Veteran space photographers Edwin Aguirre and Imelda Joson show ways to photograph lunar eclipses in this photo guide.
25 September 2015, 04:02 PM ET
On Sunday (Sept. 27), skywatchers across the United States have a special treat: The full "supermoon" (a full moon when the moon is closest to Earth) will go into eclipse. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes into the shadow of the Earth.
25 September 2015, 02:54 PM ET
What should observers expect to see happen during Sunday night's total lunar eclipse? Check out our guide to find out!
24 September 2015, 06:42 PM ET
The two celestial objects form a striking "double star" about one-quarter of the way up in the eastern sky one hour before sunrise through the end of September. They are closest together early Friday morning (Sept. 25).
24 September 2015, 02:50 PM ET
What should you serve for Sunday's supermoon lunar eclipse? has a few moon-themed suggestions.
24 September 2015, 02:50 PM ET
In celebration of the total lunar eclipse this weekend, we've cooked up some moon-inspired cocktails that are sure to spice up your lunar viewing party.
24 September 2015, 09:33 AM ET
As the full moon moves into the darkest part of Earth's shadow Sunday night (Sept. 27), tune into these live webcasts for expert commentary and a crystal-clear view.
24 September 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Myths abound about the moon, from the fabled "dark side" to the persistent belief that the Apollo landings were faked. Here's a look at some major lunar misconceptions, just in time for Sunday's rare "supermoon" total lunar eclipse.
23 September 2015, 04:55 PM ET
The winning images from the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition were announced last week, and the list is an awe-inspiring collection of celestial awesomeness.
23 September 2015, 04:44 PM ET
See the winners of the 2015 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in association with Insight Investment and BBC Sky at Night Magazine.
23 September 2015, 04:34 PM ET
The Sunday evening eclipse is the last in a "tetrad" — a term for four total lunar eclipses happening at six-month intervals — that has been stunning skywatchers across the United States for the past 18 months,
23 September 2015, 01:42 PM ET
This Sunday night moon observers have the chance to see a lunar triple treat, weather permitting. Not only is it a Harvest Full Moon, but also a so-called supermoon and total lunar eclipse.
23 September 2015, 07:17 AM ET
As you settle in Sunday night to watch the supermoon lunar eclipse, kick back with some moon tunes as chosen by's staff.
22 September 2015, 05:24 PM ET
This weekend's rare supermoon total lunar eclipse offers a mix of risk and scientific opportunity for NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been studying Earth's nearest neighbor up close since 2009.
21 September 2015, 06:53 AM ET
With a week until the huge supermoon lunar eclipse, it's time to dust off your small telescopes and binoculars, track down an observatory event or webcast, or draft your invitations for a moon-cake party.
18 September 2015, 11:06 PM ET
From a partial solar eclipse to a new view of Pluto, don't miss these amazing space images.
18 September 2015, 01:51 PM ET
An unusual star pattern denoting an exceedingly unusual beast will be visible in the night sky this week — the sea goat.
18 September 2015, 01:23 PM ET
If the weather is clear this evening, skywatchers will get to see two of the most popular objects to view through a telescope: the moon and Saturn.
18 September 2015, 09:25 AM ET
Total solar eclipses are one of nature’s grandest events. What is a total solar eclipse? How do they work? And when is the next one? We explain.
18 September 2015, 07:27 AM ET
Learn what makes a big full moon a true 'supermoon' in this infographic.
17 September 2015, 07:43 AM ET
On Sept. 27, skywatchers throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa and western Asia will witness a total eclipse that happens to occur when the moon looks abnormally large and bright in Earth's sky. Here's the science behind the "supermoon eclipse."