Skywatching Archive
14 February 2014, 11:56 AM ET
See amazing amateur astronomy photos and night sky views sent in to SPACE.com 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 Space.com. 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 Space.com 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 SPACE.com 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.
07 February 2014, 12:31 PM ET
For much of the contiguous United States this winter has been marked by perpetual ice, snow as well as the now infamous polar vortex. Such conditions might make even the most committed stargazer think twice before venturing outdoors.
07 February 2014, 10:14 AM ET
Want to see the beauty of the northern lights, but don't want to sit out in the freezing cold? There's an app for that: A scientist is developing an app with real-time views of Alaska's auroras.
07 February 2014, 10:13 AM ET
Netherlands-based night sky photographers André van der Hoeven and Michael van Doorn teamed up created this breathtaking image of the Triangulum Galaxy. See how they did it here.
07 February 2014, 07:04 AM ET
Here’s a trick question for you: When is new moon this month? Stumped? The answer is, there is no new moon this February.
06 February 2014, 03:52 PM ET
Though winter has reached its midpoint and daylight is increasing, the thermometer appears to be reluctant to respond to the increasing solar altitude. Here's why.
06 February 2014, 03:50 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory captured imagery of the brightest object in its twilight sky, Earth and its orbiting Moon. The rover's Mast Camera imaged them on January 31st, 2014, its 529th day on the Red Planet.
06 February 2014, 10:00 AM ET
A time-lapse photo shows an Atlas 5 rocket streaking into the heavens carrying NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-L) into Earth orbit from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Jan. 23, 2014.
06 February 2014, 09:27 AM ET
The planets location in the nightsky are pinpointed (you'll need binoculars or a telescope to spot Uranus and Neptune). Also, Comet's Lovejoy, Siding Spring and Linear can be viewed.
05 February 2014, 12:05 PM ET
The faint spot at the center of this space wallpaper from ESO's Very Large Telescope is the Near-Earth Object 2009 FD. It may look insignificant, but there was a possibility that this asteroid would collide with the Earth in the future.
04 February 2014, 10:10 AM ET
The brilliant planet Jupiter and constellation Orion shine brightly in this glittering night sky photo shot from the Canary Islands by astrophotographer Miguel Claro.
02 February 2014, 08:15 PM ET
On Feb 1st, 2014, Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) captured what he describes as a memory "that will forever live in the the minds of everyone that was luck enough to see the show in person". The auroras are seen this stunning time-lapse.
02 February 2014, 11:39 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
01 February 2014, 09:39 AM ET
From incredible images of the U.S. Air Force and the night sky, to a dramatic look at a volcanic eruption seen from space, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Feb. 1, 2014.
01 February 2014, 09:03 AM ET
From ghostly auroras in Norway, to a stunning timelapse video of inner solar system dust scattering sunlight over 3 Indonesian volcanoes, don't miss these spectacular night sky images by stargazers and SPACE.com readers.
01 February 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in January 2014.
31 January 2014, 01:00 PM ET
See what's up in the night sky for February 2014, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this SPACE.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
31 January 2014, 12:28 PM ET
There's more the moon and its lunar cycle than meets the eye. From time to time, I get some interesting questions regarding the phases of the moon. Here's a look at those popular lunar questions, and their answers.