Skywatching Archive
24 February 2014, 06:30 AM ET
Probably the most eye-catching object these cold winter evenings lies well up in the southeast sky soon after dark — Jupiter. The largest planet in our solar system is spending 2014 within the constellation Gemini, the Twins.
23 February 2014, 09:33 PM ET
Chad Blakley ( captured the powerful northern lights dancing in the night sky over several Swedish Lapland locations on Feb 21st, 2014. The final scene contains a small hotel in high altitude Sweden.
23 February 2014, 12:01 PM ET
From a blazing supernova remnant to a smokin' hot supermodel, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Feb. 22, 2014.
23 February 2014, 12:00 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
21 February 2014, 07:20 AM ET
Early on Saturday morning (Feb. 22), if skies are clear, you’ll have an opportunity to catch sight of the last quarter moon pairing off the ringed wonder of the solar system, Saturn.
21 February 2014, 07:20 AM ET
In our current late evening sky, we have three constellations that represent no fewer than four dogs. They're sharing space with three big cats, Leo, Leo Minor, and Lynx, which are all found relatively close together.
20 February 2014, 03:36 PM ET
Although asteroids figure large in doomsday predictions, science fiction stories and video games, most stargazers have never actually seen one with their own eyes. This week you will get an opportunity to observe one of the largest asteroids.
20 February 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Officials with the Slooh Space Camera are urging the public to help find the asteroid 2000 EM26, which hasn't been seen since March 14, 2000, just nine days after its discovery.
20 February 2014, 01:02 AM ET
You don't have to grind your own lenses to build your own telescope.
19 February 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Bright star cluster M7 (NGC 6475, the ‘Ptolemy Cluster') appears near the tail of the Constellation Scorpius. This new image from the ESO's La Silla Observatory features these stars, chemically similar to our Sun. Celestial soundtrack by 'Super 400'.
18 February 2014, 05:50 PM ET
If your weather is clear Wednesday night (Feb. 19), take a look at the sky toward the east-southeast horizon to spot a 'celestrial triangle' formed by the moon, a bright star and an even brighter planet: Mars.
17 February 2014, 06:41 AM ET
Night sky photographer Miguel Clara snapped this stunning image of the Big Dipper over Spain's Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa. See how he did it.
16 February 2014, 06:50 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
15 February 2014, 08:20 AM ET
An asteroid the size of three football fields is set to make a close brush of Earth on Monday (Feb. 17), and you can watch the flyby live in a webcast. Near-Earth asteroid 2000 EM26 poses no threat of actually hitting Earth, but the online Slooh Space Cam
15 February 2014, 07:59 AM ET
From stunning images of a massive sunspot to a rare sight of Venus during the day, don't miss these spectacular night sky images by stargazers and readers.
15 February 2014, 07:56 AM ET
From the first map of Jupiter's giant moon Ganymede, to shining gigantic black hole jets, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Feb. 15, 2014.
14 February 2014, 12:46 PM ET
Amateur astrophotographer Giuseppe Petricca captured this amazing image of the International Space Station soaring over Pisa, Italy near the Pleiades star cluster. See how he took this cool photo.
14 February 2014, 11:56 AM ET
See amazing amateur astronomy photos and night sky views sent in to by readers in February 2014 in our month-long running gallery.
13 February 2014, 05:39 PM ET
The amazing shapes of young star cluster Melotte 15 can be seen in this spectacular image recently sent to See how the photographer Steve Coates captured the photo.
13 February 2014, 11:03 AM ET
See amazing photos of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, the largest moon in the solar system in this gallery made of images from NASA's Voyager 1, 2 and Galileo spacecraft, as well as telescope images.
13 February 2014, 07:44 AM ET
A full moon is rising for lovers on Valentine's Day and it will be a Snow Moon. If weather permits, look up on Friday (Feb. 14) to see the full moon shining brightly in the winter sky.
12 February 2014, 07:00 PM ET
Art brings a new dimension to help people explore space.
12 February 2014, 01:50 PM ET
Venus will perform a balancing act this week. Normally Venus, like most objects in space, gets fainter as it gets farther away from Earth. However, as Venus moves around the sun, it is lit from different angles, and this also affects its brightness.
12 February 2014, 01:26 PM ET
One of the more amazing sights in our sky is the planet Venus. At its best, Venus is brighter than all other celestial objects except the sun and moon. Currently, the brilliant planet is so bright that you can actually see it in the daytime, if you know w
10 February 2014, 02:16 PM ET
See spectacular photographs of Earth from space by Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata on the International Space Station during the Expedition 38 mission in 2013 and 2014.
10 February 2014, 11:52 AM ET
If your sky is clear tonight (Feb. 10), be sure to check out the southeast sky about an hour or so after sundown for an eye-catching site: Jupiter and the moon shining together. Weather permitting, stargazers can find the celestial meet-up on about halfwa
10 February 2014, 09:00 AM ET
Veteran astrophotographer John Chumack captured amazing images of a very active and massive sunspot on Feb. 3, 2014. See how he did it.
09 February 2014, 12:10 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
09 February 2014, 09:00 AM ET
Night sky photographers Erwin Matys and Karoline Mrazek captured this amazing view of the young moon over El Hierro Island in the Canary Island. See how they did it here.
08 February 2014, 12:35 PM ET
From incredible images of Sochi Winter Olympics venues as seen from space, to Mars rover Curiosity’s first photo of the Earth taken from the surface of the Red Planet, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Feb. 8, 2014.
08 February 2014, 12:12 PM ET
From star trails over Joshua Tree National Park to an image of massive sunspot AR 1967, don't miss these spectacular night sky images by stargazers and readers.
08 February 2014, 10:13 AM ET
Skywatchers have a lot to look up for in February 2014. Weather permitting, diligent observers should be able to spot a plethora of planets, comets and stars in the night sky this month.