Skywatching Archive
18 January 2014, 12:12 PM ET
From a photo showing a spooky looking nebula to a striking new photo of a doomed star, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Jan. 18, 2014.
18 January 2014, 11:51 AM ET
From a stunning time-lapse video of the night sky from northern Chile, to a dazzling image of star trails over the Canary Islands, don't miss these spectacular night sky photos by stargazers and readers.
17 January 2014, 10:14 AM ET
Night sky photographer Steve Coates sent this spectacular image of famous Rosette Nebula. See how he captured it here.
16 January 2014, 02:13 PM ET
Night sky photographer Jeff Johnson captured this stunning view of the Triangulum Galaxy by combining observations of the galaxy taken years apart. See how he did it here.
15 January 2014, 02:20 PM ET
Supermoon was a term invented by astrologer Richard Nolle many years earlier to refer to the coincidence between two astronomical events: a full moon and lunar perigee, when the moon is at its closest point to Earth.
15 January 2014, 10:10 AM ET
The active sun will take center stage in a live webcast from the online Slooh Space Camera today (Jan. 15).
14 January 2014, 04:45 PM ET
A Geminid meteor streaks across the night sky over a frozen Pennsylvania lake in this stunning image by veteran space photographer Jeff Berkes on Dec. 13, 2013. See how Berkes did it here.
14 January 2014, 10:06 AM ET
These shimmering aurora boeralis were captured in the skies near Nordreisa, Troms, Norway from August through November 2013 by Level 4 (, a media company based in the same area which specializes in capturing 'naturally epic' videos.
13 January 2014, 06:13 PM ET
Night sky photographer Miguel Claro submitted this magnificent photo star trails over MAGIC I telescope in the Canary Islands on Jan. 7. See how Clara combined 270 photos to create the amazing view.
13 January 2014, 03:07 PM ET
The first full moon of 2014 rises this week, but despite being the first of the year, it has the surprising name 'Old Moon' for some cultures. It's not the only nickname for the event. Here's a look at the weird full moon names of the year.
12 January 2014, 12:21 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
11 January 2014, 05:18 PM ET
From a celestial "Hand of God" to a super-deep look at the universe, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Jan. 11, 2014.
11 January 2014, 04:58 PM ET
From a monster sunspot to the darkest skies on Earth, don't miss these spectacular night sky photos by stargazers and readers.
10 January 2014, 03:18 PM ET
The Pleiades star cluster dazzles brilliantly in this deep-exposure, widefield photo recently sent in to by veteran astrophotographer Josh Knutson. See how he took the amazing photo here.
10 January 2014, 12:50 PM ET
Skywatcher snaps amazing images of active sunspot AR 1944.
10 January 2014, 12:34 PM ET
On Saturday (Jan. 11), Venus will pass between Earth and the sun, an event scientists call an 'inferior conjunction.' The event comes as Venus is moving from an evening planet to a a brilliant 'morning star.' Here is how to see it.
09 January 2014, 02:58 PM ET
Photographer Nicholas Buer (@NicholasBuer, created this timelapse in the high desert region of Chile known as San Pedro de Atacama, a place revered by astronomers for having some of Earths cleanest, darkest skies
09 January 2014, 02:28 PM ET
A solar flare that erupted on the sun this week could intensify the northern lights, and perhaps bring dazzling auroras as far south as Seattle, Chicago and Boston.
06 January 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Night sky photographer Sean Parker captured this splendid 14-shot panoramic view of the Milky Way arching over a windmill in Paulden, Ariz. See how he did it.
04 January 2014, 11:14 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
04 January 2014, 12:42 PM ET
From astronauts wishing Earth a happy New Year from space to jaw-dropping views of Saturn, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Jan. 4, 2014.
04 January 2014, 12:18 PM ET
From shapeshifting auroras to a stunning solar prominence, don't miss these spectacular night sky photos by stargazers and readers.
04 January 2014, 10:58 AM ET
Jupiter will reign as king of the night sky on Sunday (Jan. 5), visible all night long as it reaches opposition. Here's how to see it.
03 January 2014, 06:31 PM ET
The online Slooh Space Camera will webcast live views of the annual Quadrantid meteor shower on Friday (Jan. 3), Earth's closest approach to the sun of the year on Saturday (Jan. 4) and Earth's passage between the sun and Jupiter on Sunday (Jan. 5).
03 January 2014, 01:39 PM ET
Severe solar winds created these awe-inspiring auroras in Abisko National Park in Sweden, captured by on January 2nd.
02 January 2014, 05:34 PM ET
January's Quadrantid meteor shower provides one of the most intense annual celestial fireworks displays, with a peak lasting only a few hours. That peak occurs Friday (Jan. 3), but this year the sun will spoil the show for stargazers in North America.
02 January 2014, 03:52 PM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Laboratory captured this explosive M9-class solar flare on January first, ringing in the New Year with a flare that was almost but not quite X-class.
02 January 2014, 01:31 PM ET
Step outside this evening about 30 minutes after sunset and look low toward the southwest horizon. You’ll be able to see the final evening pairing of the two brightest objects in the night sky for nearly a year.
02 January 2014, 10:08 AM ET
A person's first telescope can tilt one's eyes to the sky in a somewhat permanent fashion, if anecdotal evidence has any standing. Many amateur astronomers have said their interest in the sky can be traced to a Christmas telescope.
02 January 2014, 09:20 AM ET
This spectacular space wallpaper shows three of the four Auxiliary Telescopes of the Very Large Telescope Interferometer at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. Above the telescopes, the long bright stripes are star trails.
02 January 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Astrophotographer Chuck Manges of Hooversville, Pa., captured this amazing photo of the Orion Nebula. See how Manges did it here.
01 January 2014, 01:11 PM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in's gallery of cosmic images posted in December 2013.