Skywatching Archive
16 March 2015, 01:42 PM ET
The Zodiac (arc of the planets, Sun and Moon) hosts the cosmic crab of Cancer and Earth's most famous twin brothers throughout March 2015. Jupiter rules the southeastern sky. Saturn rises after midnight.
16 March 2015, 07:00 AM ET
On Friday (March 20), the moon will completely cover the disk of the sun, creating a solar eclipse that only a small part of the world can see.
14 March 2015, 12:32 PM ET
From a monster solar flare to a spectacular night launch, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 15, 2015.
12 March 2015, 04:19 PM ET
The path of totality of the March 20 solar eclipse makes landfall in just two remote groups of islands in the North Atlantic — Svalbard and the Faroe Islands. But much of the world will be treated to a partial eclipse.
12 March 2015, 03:01 PM ET
The launch of NASA's Magnetospheric Multi-Scale mission atop an Atlas V rocket tonight (March 12) may generate a glowing cloud visible from large stretches of North America.
12 March 2015, 11:00 AM ET
Astrophotographer Jason Matias captured this gorgeous night view of the moon setting between sea stacks.
12 March 2015, 08:19 AM ET
Astrophotographer Navaneeth Unnikrishnan captured the Trifid Nebula from Karnataka, India.
11 March 2015, 02:11 PM ET
Look for dazzling, silver-white Jupiter more than halfway up in the East-Southeast as the blue sky darkens in the evening.
10 March 2015, 11:35 AM ET
See stunning photos of the night sky and sun as seen by stargazers around the world in this Space.com photo gallery for March 2015 made up of images sent in by Space.com readers.
08 March 2015, 12:48 PM ET
A powerful camera spotted a comet and scientists captured images of a supernova four different times. Here are Space.com's pics for the top space stories of the week.
07 March 2015, 02:34 PM ET
From an amazing photo of Comet Lovejoy captured by a dark energy camera to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 7, 2015.
06 March 2015, 07:30 AM ET
"We are about to…bloon" is part of a campaign request for dollars to help record the first-ever spherical video of an eclipse from the stratosphere.
05 March 2015, 06:14 PM ET
An observatory will celebrate the planned arrival of a NASA spacecraft at Ceres by streaming live images of the dwarf planet live online Friday (March 6).
05 March 2015, 05:30 PM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in February 2015.
04 March 2015, 06:33 PM ET
March should be a great month for spotting planets for skywatchers, weather permitting. Venus is becoming increasingly more prominent in the evening sky, remaining above the horizon for 2.5 to 3 hours after the sun dips below the horizon
04 March 2015, 10:01 AM ET
The constellation Gemini is currently well placed in the evening sky, just above and to the left of Orion for observers in the Northern Hemisphere. Here's how to see it.
03 March 2015, 01:39 PM ET
As the moon moves around its monthly orbit of the Earth, it passes near or in front of a wide variety of objects. At some points in its orbit, there are almost no stars behind it.
03 March 2015, 01:10 PM ET
A network of amateur astronomers is responsible for identifying a truly mysterious phenomenon on the surface of Mars: a plume reaching so high above the surface of the Red Planet that it was visible from Earth.
02 March 2015, 03:00 PM ET
See what's up in the night sky for March 2015, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this SPACE.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
02 March 2015, 07:00 AM ET
As the calendar shifts into March, skywatchers' ship will really come in. The ship in question is the constellation Argo Navis, which can be seen at around 10 or 11 p.m. local time throughout March, low in the night sky near the southern horizon.
02 March 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera in Chile snapped a spectacular photo of Comet Lovejoy, formally known as C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy), on Dec. 27, 2014, while scanning the southern sky as part of the Dark Energy Survey.
01 March 2015, 12:41 PM ET
Astronomers discovered the most gigantic black hole yet known and Leonard Nimoy — Mr. Spock from the beloved "Star Trek" series — passed away at the age of 83. Here are Space.com's pics for the top space stories of the week.
28 February 2015, 03:32 PM ET
From a record-setting parafoil flight to a newly-tested space plane, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 1, 2015.
27 February 2015, 04:30 PM ET
Why is Taurus the Bull so mad? He's being chased by bees! The Pleiades, that is. Look for Taurus, the Pleiades and many other celestial sights in the Northern Hemisphere during the winter months.
26 February 2015, 08:21 PM ET
Sometimes, to catch fire you have to sit in the cold.
26 February 2015, 09:40 AM ET
The Gemini Twins and a dimmer Cancer constellation make their way into the night sky in March.
23 February 2015, 05:22 PM ET
The first celestial object that attracts the attention of many people at a young age is the moon. The lunar surface appears to go through phases through the course of a month, but what causes the moon to shine differently from week to week?
23 February 2015, 01:17 PM ET
Three sub-orbital rockets may be visible from parts of the east coast as they head sky-ward in the wee hours of Tuesday (Feb. 24).
23 February 2015, 12:00 PM ET
A beginner's guide to amateur astronomy including basic tools as well as optional and aspirational equipment for more experienced stargazers.
21 February 2015, 12:42 PM ET
From mysterious plumes on Mars to a space station made of matchsticks, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Feb. 22, 2015.
19 February 2015, 05:26 PM ET
The so-called 'demon star' of Algol is the most prominent eclipsing variable star in the night sky and if you know when and where to look, you can see the star appear to wink as it is eclipsed by another, dimmer star.
18 February 2015, 05:14 PM ET
Mars, Venus and the moon will meet up in a particularly beautiful cosmic display Friday. If you've been watching the evening twilight sky over the past few weeks, you will have seen the brilliant planet Venus gradually moving away from the sun, setting sl