Skywatching Archive
08 August 2014, 01:18 PM ET
Many skywatchers love August because the ever-reliable Perseid meteor shower peaks mid-month, but unfortunately, this year's usually brilliant meteor display may be spoiled by a bright full moon.
07 August 2014, 03:59 PM ET
Europe's fifth Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5) is scheduled to arrive at the orbiting lab on Aug. 12. There will be a number of opportunities to see both the space station and the cargo ship streaking across the night sky.
06 August 2014, 07:28 PM ET
The annual Perseid meteor shower in August is normally a stargazing treat, offering a dazzling display of 'shooting stars.' But this year, the bright moon will interfere. Here's how to see the Perseids.
05 August 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Astrophotographer Terry Hancock took this image of M8 and M20, the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulas, on July 6 from Fremont, Michigan.
04 August 2014, 11:53 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 August 2014 made up of images sent in by Space.com readers.
03 August 2014, 06:34 PM ET
Saturn and Earth's nearest neighbor will perform a celestial dance on Monday (Aug. 4), when the moon will eclipse the ringed planet for stargazers in Australia, but you don't have to go Down Under to catch the event. You can see it live online.
02 August 2014, 10:43 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
02 August 2014, 03:02 PM ET
From weird orbits of alien planets to a gecko-filled space capsule, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Aug. 2, 2014.
02 August 2014, 02:43 PM ET
From meteor showers to other cosmic treats, don't miss these amazing objects to watch in the night sky.
02 August 2014, 09:01 AM ET
Stargazers looking to the sky in August will have a planetary smorgasbord at their disposal. Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Venus all get their time to shine this month.
01 August 2014, 03:33 PM ET
Skywatching enthusiasts should be able to see many amazing celestial objects under a clear, dark summer sky.
01 August 2014, 07:01 AM ET
The 2014 Perseid meteor shower — a usually spectacular celestial showcase — might be washed out by the light of a nearly full moon rising at the same time as the shower's peak in August.
01 August 2014, 07:00 AM ET
See what's up in the night sky for August 2014, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
01 August 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in July 2014.
31 July 2014, 02:54 PM ET
The constellation of Cygnus flies high in the night sky with a multitude of targets. The brightest star, Altair, in the Aquila constellation is one of the 3 stars that make the Summer Triangle.
31 July 2014, 02:48 PM ET
Mars and Saturn get together with the crescent moon for a planetary 3-way on August 31st and Venus and Jupiter get together on August 18th. The Perseids Meteor Shower peaks on Aug 11-13.
31 July 2014, 09:07 AM ET
Astrophotographer Jon Secord took this image from Pemaquid Lighthouse in Pemaquid, Maine on June 21.
29 July 2014, 05:38 PM ET
A newcomer to astrophotography produced a stunning shot of the Milky Way during his first effort. See how photographer Stephen Ippolito captured this amazing view from Joshua Tree National Park in California.
29 July 2014, 03:00 PM ET
A cosmic lagoon glows within the clouds of the Milky Way in an incredible image.
29 July 2014, 10:46 AM ET
The year's brightest ‘Perigee Moon’ (closest point in orbit) and the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower arrive at the same time (August 11-13, 2014).
28 July 2014, 01:45 PM ET
The Delta Aquarid meteor shower is peaking from tonight (July 28) into Tuesday, and even if you can't catch the cosmic show in person, you can still see live views of the annual shower online tonight.
27 July 2014, 09:34 AM ET
Stargazers often overlook six minor meteor showers in the northern summer, but these celestial fireworks displays can be must-see events. Here's Space.com's guide to the minor meteor showers of Summer 2014.
26 July 2014, 07:54 AM ET
One of the greatest pleasures for summer stargazers is viewing the splendor of the Milky Way. Despite the fact that we live in this vast island of billions of stars, most inhabitants of Earth have never seen the clouds of our Milky Way.
25 July 2014, 04:04 PM ET
From a look again at the first footprints on the moon to the ISS view of Gaza, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for July 26, 2014.
24 July 2014, 05:01 PM ET
Mercury and Venus will star in an early morning meet-up with the moon Friday (July 24). Both planets can be seen low in the east-northeast roughly 45 minutes before sunrise.
24 July 2014, 07:29 AM ET
Astrophotographer took this image of the moon, Venus, and the Pleiades on June 24, 2014 from Tucson, Arizona.
20 July 2014, 09:01 AM ET
Space.com was founded on July 20, 1999 on the 30th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing. Here, managing editor Tariq Malik recounts the last 15 years of Space.com, and the wonder of it all.
20 July 2014, 12:57 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
19 July 2014, 12:31 PM ET
From a cosmic rubber ducky to an experimental space plane, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for July 19, 2014.
18 July 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 struck planet Jupiter in July 1994.
17 July 2014, 06:01 PM ET
Astrophotographer John Chumack captured the dwarf planet Pluto among the star fields of Sagittarius.
17 July 2014, 05:36 PM ET
Stargazers looking for the moon at nightfall may be wondering where Earth's nearest neighbor is in the night sky. Here's a handy guide to observing the moon in binoculars and telescopes in the late-night July sky.