Skywatching Archive
17 May 2015, 09:17 AM ET
From the coast of Japan to a dragon selfie, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for May 17, 2015.
15 May 2015, 07:01 AM ET
The famous Big Dipper star pattern shines in May's night sky, as do the moon and a surprisingly nocturnal Venus.
14 May 2015, 12:47 PM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in April 2015.
13 May 2015, 04:45 PM ET
Mamtani took the image in Borrego Springs, California during the weekend of April 17, 2015.
12 May 2015, 01:18 PM ET
The Owens Valley Wavelength Array has captured 24 hours of sky, revealing our Universe in a different light. Radio astronomers ‘see’ the sky; visible light astronomers must dodge the Sun.
11 May 2015, 10:09 AM ET
On April 15th, 2015, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory ‘Curiosity’ captured 4 frames of imagery of the setting sun. The Mars Exploration Rover ‘Opportunity’ snapped sunsets on Nov 4th and 5th, 2010.
08 May 2015, 05:16 PM ET
The planet Mercury is dominating the May night sky for 2015, but it's not the only bright planet for stargazers to observe. Here's how to spot the brightest planets in the May 2015 night sky.
08 May 2015, 05:02 PM ET
Now is the best time to see the planet Mercury in the evening sky just after sunset. Here's how to see Mercury in the night sky. Mercury was at it's farthest from the sun for the year on Thursday (May 7).
08 May 2015, 07:07 AM ET
Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic hope to raise $70,000 via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to create an astrophotography book and a video time-lapse series showing dark skies in the United States and Canada. The project is called SKYGLOW.
07 May 2015, 06:53 PM ET
Time-lapse artists' Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic aim to educate about the threat of light pollution through their their astrophotography book and time-lapse video series. Find out more about it at www.skyglowproject.com.
05 May 2015, 12:30 PM ET
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower, produced by debris from Halley's Comet, will peak tonight. Find out where you can see the show, as well as a live webcast hosted by the Slooh observatory.
05 May 2015, 11:25 AM ET
The Eta Aquarids are a meteor shower best visible from the Southern Hemisphere.
05 May 2015, 11:00 AM ET
This amazing image of the Northern Lights was a lucky shot for astrophotographer Manish Mamtani. Mamtani took the image from Long Lake Recreation Area in Wisconsin on Match 17, 2015.
04 May 2015, 09:51 AM ET
Astrophotographer John Chumack (galacticimages.com) captured 2 hours and 40 minutes of northern lights images in March 2015, and time-lapsed them into 3 minutes of geomagnetic amazement.
02 May 2015, 02:21 PM ET
From a spacecraft spinning out of control to predicting a cosmic demise, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for May 3, 2015.
01 May 2015, 02:55 PM ET
See what's up in the night sky for May 2015, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
30 April 2015, 09:36 AM ET
Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn can be seen in the evening. With binoculars, the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies and its Sombrero Galaxy (M104).
29 April 2015, 05:57 PM ET
Greg Diesel took this image of the moon over the Bodie Island Lighthouse in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
29 April 2015, 05:45 PM ET
This seven-image panorama shows the Milky Way above Cape Neddick Light Station in York, Maine. Astrophotographer A. Garrett Evans took this image on March 25 around just before the start of astronomical sunrise.
29 April 2015, 05:29 PM ET
We have just entered a very favorable period for observing the so-called "elusive" planet Mercury. From now, until about May 13, you should be able to find it with not much difficulty. But how well do you know the closest planet to the sun?
28 April 2015, 01:21 PM ET
The Senate voted unanimously April 27 to confirm Dava Newman as NASA's deputy administrator, more than six months after she was nominated.
27 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Over 400,000 volunteer citizen scientists have helped to identify over 2 million new celestial objects and five new supernovas in a wealth of data collected by the SkyMapper telescope.
24 April 2015, 03:24 PM ET
About 45 minutes after the sun sets on Saturday and Sunday, Jupiter and the moon will be visible in the southwest sky, roughly two-thirds of the way up from the horizon to the point directly overhead (called the zenith).
23 April 2015, 06:02 PM ET
Photographers around the world captured gorgeous shots of this year's Lyrid meteor shower, which peaked Wednesday night (April 22).
23 April 2015, 12:30 PM ET
An awe-inspiring landscape of multicolored dust and jewel-like stars has been unveiled as the official image of the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope.
22 April 2015, 01:34 PM ET
The Lyrid meteor shower peaks overnight tonight (April 22). The Slooh Community Observatory is airing a free Lyrids webcast at 8 p.m. EDT tonight (0000 GMT on April 23), and you can watch it live here on Space.com.
22 April 2015, 01:01 PM ET
There are two interesting but challenging events in the night sky this week: a close conjunction of the two smallest planets, and a chance to observe at least one asteroid close to the moon.
22 April 2015, 09:56 AM ET
The annual meteor shower, which in the past has delivered quite a show, will peak on the evening of April 22nd, 2015 into the early morning hours of April 23rd. Science@NASA tells you where to look.
21 April 2015, 11:55 AM ET
This evening will be another one of those special occasions when the two brightest objects in the night sky — the moon and a Venus — will get together and, weather permitting, will attract a lot of attention.
18 April 2015, 03:01 PM ET
A Maine photographer is joining forces with dark-sky advocates to say that people must be careful about where they direct their lights.
18 April 2015, 01:20 PM ET
From the first color image of Pluto to an awesome new SpaceX Video, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for April 19, 2015.