Skywatching Archive
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.
02 November 2013, 10:00 AM ET
The only total solar eclipse of 2013 will occur Sunday, but will be harder to see by eclipse-chasers because of short duration and the remote path from which it will be visible. Yet, several groups will still chase the rare solar spectacle from the ground
01 November 2013, 11:10 PM ET
The potential 'comet of the century' is racing towards its date with the Sun on November 28th. Find out where it will be during its lead up to this fiery meeting.
01 November 2013, 07:28 PM ET
A slice of eastern North America will undergo a weird and dramatic event early Sunday (Nov. 3) morning: a partial eclipse of the sun.
01 November 2013, 07:08 PM ET
On Sunday (Nov. 3) early risers along the east coast of the United States and beyond will be treated to a spectacular sunrise eclipse, provided the weather is clear.
01 November 2013, 05:06 PM ET
You can expect to see Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Saturn this November with only an average telescope.
01 November 2013, 04:49 PM ET
Depending on your location, you might be able to see a total ecplise or an annular eclipse on November 3rd, 2013 during a rare hybrid solar eclipse.
01 November 2013, 03:33 PM ET
Here are some tips on how to safely photograph the solar eclipse of Nov. 3, 2013.
01 November 2013, 11:28 AM ET
Skywatching experts say that this Sunday morning, Nov. 3, an amazing partial solar eclipse will be visible across much of eastern North America as the sun rises over the horizon.
01 November 2013, 10:12 AM ET
The 'ghosts and goblins' of All Hallows Eve 2013 rode over a bed of green magic above Abisko National Park. Chad Blakley ( was on hand to photograph the ghoulish show.
01 November 2013, 12:01 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in's gallery of cosmic images posted in October 2013.
31 October 2013, 04:33 PM ET
Comet ISON is edging closer and closer to its brush with the sun, but it's behavior is perplexing skywatchers, with the comet not brightening as much as expected.
31 October 2013, 12:21 PM ET
This week marks two celestial events characterized by cosmic objects that are either far apart or very close.
31 October 2013, 08:00 AM ET
These images of nebulas should put you in the mood for scary fun!
31 October 2013, 06:00 AM ET
A pair of spooky and spectacular celestial sights are showcased in two new photos, just in time for Halloween. The stunning shots feature the Wizard Nebula and the Witch's Broom, which is part of the Veil Nebula supernova remnant.
30 October 2013, 12:31 PM ET
See what's up in the night sky for November 2013, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
30 October 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Skywatchers in the eastern United States, southern Europe, most of Africa and the Middle East will be treated to a partial eclipse, while people along the path of totality in central Africa will see the sun totally obscured by Earth's nearest neighbor.
30 October 2013, 01:36 AM ET
The Quadrantids are a meteor shower in January that peak for only about six hours, are named for a constellation that no longer exists and come from an asteroid rather than a comet.
29 October 2013, 08:00 AM ET
In our current evening sky we have one of the earliest soap-opera-like stories, with two independent plots becoming intertwined into one. The constellation Cassiopeia and the Andromeda Galaxy star in this celestial show.
28 October 2013, 04:25 PM ET
The Eta Aquarids are a meteor shower best visible from the Southern Hemisphere.
28 October 2013, 01:10 PM ET
As Earth moves in its orbit around the sun, new constellations are revealed in the east as the old ones disappear into twilight.
27 October 2013, 10:29 AM ET
The much-anticipated Comet ISON is now within sight of amateur astronomers as it plunges toward the sun. And the National Science Foundation (NSF) is appealing to the public for pictures of the icy wanderer.
27 October 2013, 10:17 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
26 October 2013, 02:51 PM ET
From a stunning image of a 'Canyon of Fire' ripping across the sun to photos of Comet ISON, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Oct. 26, 2013.
26 October 2013, 12:45 PM ET
From dancing auroras over Maine and Norway to a beautifully captured image of 'Cygnus Wall' don't miss these stunning night sky photos by stargazers and readers.