Skywatching Archive
08 October 2014, 09:25 AM ET
This time-lapse video shows the full moon slowly darken and grow reddish during the total lunar eclipse of 8 October 2014. Note that there is no sound; no narration.
08 October 2014, 09:00 AM ET
The early-morning total lunar eclipse of Wednesday, Oct. 8, will be a moon sight to see for stargazers around the world. See when and how to observe the second total lunar eclipse of 2014 with this step-by-step guide of the moon event.
08 October 2014, 08:59 AM ET
A total lunar eclipse is set to rise above people across a large swath of the world Wednesday (Oct. 8). Find Space.com's complete coverage of the event here.
08 October 2014, 08:54 AM ET
The moon passed through Earth's shadow on Oct. 8, 2014, marking a total lunar eclipse, the second of 2014, in a stunning blood moon. See photos of the amazing lunar eclipse in this Space.com gallery.
08 October 2014, 08:44 AM ET
The moon turned an eerie blood-red hue during a total lunar eclipse early Wednesday (Oct. 8) in an epic skywatching treat for amateur astronomers. See the amazing photos and their impressions of the lunar event.
07 October 2014, 03:56 PM ET
Astrophotographer Chris Bakley took this image from Cape May, New Jersey on Aug. 27, 2014.
07 October 2014, 01:57 PM ET
Amateur astronomer Victor Rogus talks about his experiences observing total lunar eclipses.
07 October 2014, 01:34 PM ET
Weather prospects for Wednesday's total lunar eclipse are great for observers hoping to catch a glimpse of the 'blood moon' from around the United States.
07 October 2014, 10:00 AM ET
A total lunar eclipse will rise Wednesday (Oct. 8), and even if you can't see the full "blood moon" rise from your city, you can watch it online via two webcasts.
07 October 2014, 08:00 AM ET
A lunar eclipse will take place on Oct. 8, 2014. See how to see it with the sky maps in this Space.com gallery.
05 October 2014, 12:26 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
05 October 2014, 08:17 AM ET
Observers of Wednesday morning's total lunar eclipse might be able to catch sight of an extremely rare cosmic sight.
04 October 2014, 11:01 AM ET
From a stunning image of the Red Planet from India's first spacecraft to a spectacular new photo showing a cluster of stars, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Oct. 4, 2014.
04 October 2014, 08:36 AM ET
Most of North America will witness a total eclipse of the moon on Wednesday (Oct. 8), but the morning sky will also hold a surprise for intrepid skywatchers interested in seeing another celestial body alongside the eclipsed moon.
03 October 2014, 08:32 AM ET
Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) captured the Aurora Borealis over Abisko National Park in September 2014. He says that they "have enjoyed powerful auroras eight out of the last ten nights."
02 October 2014, 03:47 PM ET
Skywatchers across much of the world will have the chance to see the moon glowing with an eerily red pallor during a pre-Halloween total lunar eclipse next week.
02 October 2014, 12:40 PM ET
Look up to see planets parading across the sky this month. A series of planets, big and small, will reveal themselves to skywatchers on Earth, if weather permits.
02 October 2014, 07:01 AM ET
A global network of skywatching detectives has pieced together the strange story of a Russian military spy satellite that re-entered Earth's atmosphere earlier this month, sparking a spectacular sky show over five U.S. states.
02 October 2014, 01:06 AM ET
Maine's crystal-clear night skies shine in the photos of Mike Taylor.
01 October 2014, 03:12 PM ET
October 8th brings a Lunar eclipse to North America. On October 19th, Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) will fly within 81,000 miles of the Red Planet. The, on October 23rd, a partial solar eclipse graces Canada most of the US and Mexico.
01 October 2014, 01:07 PM ET
The month of October 2014 brings some amazing skywatching sights for observers, including a total lunar eclipse, a partial solar eclipse and a meteor shower to boot. See the most promising sky events in this Space.com gallery.
01 October 2014, 06:00 AM ET
October brings a number of stargazing treats, including eclipses of the sun and moon, a dependably dazzling meteor shower, and good opportunities to view planets such as Mars, Saturn and Jupiter.
01 October 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in September 2014.
30 September 2014, 11:31 AM ET
The Cosmos 2495 - Kobalt-M/Yantar 4K2M re-entered Earth's ionosphere over Colorado on September 2nd, 2014. Thomas Ashcraft's sentinel all-sky camera in New Mexico captured the the decent and decay of the satellite passing from south to north.
30 September 2014, 10:53 AM ET
A total lunar eclipse will be visible to most of North America and Halley's Comet remnants create the meteor shower. Also, find out the best planet and constellation targets to look for this month.
30 September 2014, 12:00 AM ET
A crater on Mercury stands out in low-angled sun.
29 September 2014, 04:30 PM ET
Astrophotographer Adam Woodworth took this image from the Raven’s Nest cliffs in Acadia National Park in Maine.
29 September 2014, 03:44 PM ET
After sunset this evening, look 15 degrees up from the southwest horizon. There you’ll see a crescent moon, 30 percent illuminated. Hovering almost directly below it will be Mars, which looks like a moderately bright yellow-orange star.
27 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
For a couple of hours after nightfall Sunday (Sept. 28), Mars will be a fairly conspicuous light. The Red Planet will have a companion this evening; sitting below and to its left will shine the reddish 1st-magnitude star Antares.
26 September 2014, 03:30 PM ET
Among the nearly 2,000 planets found beyond our solar system, there are volcanic super-Earths, gas giants that dwarf Jupiter and worlds with multiple sunsets. Here are some of the most incredible.
26 September 2014, 02:20 PM ET
Autumn is under way in the Northern Hemisphere, and if you are an avid sky gazer you just might have noticed signs of the season's change, in star form. Here are the stars to look for in Fall 2014.
26 September 2014, 10:20 AM ET
As summer came to a close, astrophotographer Chris Bakley took this stunning image of the Milky Way from Cape May, New Jersey. See how he did it.