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Skywatching Archive
11 November 2013, 02:14 PM ET
On 9 November 2013, powerful northern lights danced over Abisko National Park in Sweden. Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) captured the show and compiled this time-lapse.
11 November 2013, 11:35 AM ET
Skywatchers around the world have recently used binoculars to spot Comet ISON, which is streaking toward a close encounter with the sun on Nov. 28 that will bring the icy wanderer within just 730,000 miles of the solar surface.
10 November 2013, 11:00 PM ET
A rundown of some of the biggest spacecraft to smash into Earth beyond their operators' control.
09 November 2013, 12:22 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
08 November 2013, 09:22 PM ET
From a bizarre asteroid to the strongest solar flare of 2013, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Nov. 9, 2013.
08 November 2013, 08:48 PM ET
From an astronaut's stunning images taken from space to an eclipse chaser's look at a rare solar eclipse, don't miss these stunning night sky photos by stargazers and SPACE.com readers.
08 November 2013, 04:38 PM ET
Two interacting galaxies shine in the constellation Triangulum in this spectacular image.
08 November 2013, 01:50 PM ET
See amazing solar eclipse and night sky photos taken by SPACE.com readers in November 2013 in this amateur astronomer image gallery.
08 November 2013, 01:25 PM ET
Eclipse chaser Ben Cooper shares what it was like to see the Nov. 3 solar eclipse from a small plane over the Atlantic Ocean. Intersecting the path of totality was like hitting a bullet with a bullet at 44,000 feet altitude.
08 November 2013, 12:00 PM ET
Eclipse chaser Ben Cooper shares what it was like to see the Nov. 3 solar eclipse from a small plane over the Atlantic Ocean. Intersecting the path of totality was like hitting a bullet with a bullet at 44,000 feet altitude.
08 November 2013, 11:26 AM ET
Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) captured the Northern Lights over Lake Torneträsk and Abisko National Park in Sweden on Nov. 7th, 2013. His red headlamp moving across the scene created a lightning-like effect.
08 November 2013, 09:50 AM ET
The moon rises over the city hall of Östersund, Sweden in this image taken by Göran Strand. Strand sent the photo to SPACE.com on Oct. 28, 2013.
08 November 2013, 07:30 AM ET
Comet ISON — a potentially dazzling but so far disappointing comet — appears to finally be brightening.
07 November 2013, 04:30 PM ET
Amateur photographer Kevin Hsu was just finishing up a shift as resident radiologist at Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y. when he learned NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) moon probe would be soaring across the night sky.
07 November 2013, 02:00 PM ET
Comet ISON assumes a greenish tinge in the photo, which was taken with a 14-inch (36 centimeters) telescope on Oct. 25 at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The comet was about 132 million miles from Earth at the time.
07 November 2013, 10:35 AM ET
Wednesday at around 8pm PST, local news stations received reports of a bright fireball over Southern California, a potential Taurid meteor shower fireball. See the video.
06 November 2013, 05:49 PM ET
The brilliant planet Venus is now a beautiful evening "star" in the late-fall twilight, shining brightly in the southwest through the purple dusk. But did you know Venus has phases like the moon that are visible in telescopes?
06 November 2013, 05:14 PM ET
The moon will pass just north of the planet Venus tonight (Nov. 6), making a pretty pairing in the southwestern sky, weather permitting.
06 November 2013, 04:48 PM ET
How much do you know about comets?
06 November 2013, 01:01 PM ET
See photos of an apparent meteor that lit up the Russian sky on Feb. 15, 2013, and created a massive blast.
05 November 2013, 04:00 PM ET
A stargazer snapped an amazing shot of Comet ISON soaring though a galaxy-filled night sky.
05 November 2013, 02:45 PM ET
For the next week or so, if you happen to catch a glimpse of a bright yellow-orange or ruddy hued "shooting star," you might have just seen a Taurid meteor.
05 November 2013, 12:50 PM ET
Constellations seen from Earth inspire wonder in many skywatchers, but what do they look like when viewed from space? One astronaut on the International Space Station is beaming down her special cosmic views to Earthlings via social media.
05 November 2013, 10:23 AM ET
This vivid space wallpaper is a color composite image made from a ground-based eclipse image obtained by the Williams College Eclipse Expedition in Gabon and a wide-field EUV mosaic of the solar corona obtained in space by SWAP onboard PROBA2.
04 November 2013, 04:44 PM ET
There are many reasons to cast your eyes skyward this month. November began with a rare solar eclipse and could end with the potentially dazzling "comet of the century" Comet ISON streaking through the sky.
04 November 2013, 09:31 AM ET
ESA’s Proba-2 captured three partial solar eclipses on Nov. 3rd. The Sun-observing satellite orbits Earth 14.5 times a day and dipped in and out of the Moon's shadow. A hybrid eclipse = total solar eclipse or annular, depending where you are.
03 November 2013, 12:00 PM ET
A rare hybrid solar eclipse will take place on November 3, 2013, traversing North Atlantic and equatorial Africa.
03 November 2013, 12:00 PM 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.
03 November 2013, 11:41 AM ET
A rare hybrid solar eclipse, which include partial and total eclipses of the sun, wowed skywatchers around the world, from North America to Africa, on Sunday (Nov. 3). See amazing photos of the strange solar eclipses.
03 November 2013, 10:58 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
03 November 2013, 12:13 AM ET
The moon and sun will team up to create a rare event Sunday (Nov. 3): a hybrid solar eclipse that could amaze eclipse chasers across eastern North America, the Atlantic Ocean and Africa. But you don't have to hop on a plane to see it.
02 November 2013, 05:28 PM ET
From a Witch's Broom Nebula to a spectacular 3D Mars Video, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Nov. 2, 2013.