Skywatching Archive
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
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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.
17 July 2014, 03:48 PM ET
Imaged on 14 July 2014 by OSIRIS, Rosetta’s scientific imaging system, this movie compiles 36 interpolated images each separated by 20 minutes, providing a 360° preview of the complex shape of the comet.
16 July 2014, 11:12 PM ET
A lone tree, 16 shots, and a stunning view of the Milky Way.
16 July 2014, 05:24 PM ET
The 2014 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition has announced its shortlist of finalists.
14 July 2014, 03:43 PM ET
When the spectacular supermoon emerged on Saturday (July 12), so did shutterbugs around the world. Space.com readers from around the world sent in amazing photos of the amazing lunar display.
13 July 2014, 12:21 PM ET
See amazing photos of the 'supermoon' full moon of July 12, 2014 as seen by stargazers around the world in this Space.com gallery. It was the first of three supermoons in July, August and September.
13 July 2014, 06:07 AM ET
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12 July 2014, 07:27 AM ET
Learn what makes a big full moon a true 'supermoon' in this SPACE.com infographic.
11 July 2014, 09:41 PM ET
From flaming rocket debris to a typhoon's eye, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for July 11, 2014.
11 July 2014, 05:40 PM ET
The night sky this week is filled with interesting views four planets at the beginning and end of each night, but will be at its best on Saturday night (July 12).
11 July 2014, 05:26 PM ET
The first of three supermoons this summer will rise Saturday night (July 12). Here's why July's full moon is one of the biggest of 2014.
11 July 2014, 04:21 PM ET
Observers throughout southeastern Australia reported seeing a bright meteor streaking through the skies Thursday night. Experts have concluded that the fireball was caused by a piece of a Russian Soyuz rocket that launched Tuesday.
11 July 2014, 12:14 PM ET
Australians saw what looked to be a glowing meteor flying through the night sky. But experts confirm it to be re-entering debris from a Russian rocket.
11 July 2014, 11:02 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 July 2014 made up of images sent in by Space.com readers.
08 July 2014, 03:49 PM ET
On 12 July, 10 August and 9 September 2014, a full moon will occur when the satellite is closest to Earth in orbit. Called a ‘perigee moon’ its brightness is increased and size enlarged due to proximity to Earthbound skywatchers.
07 July 2014, 11:44 AM ET
Look up tonight (July 7) to spot Saturn hovering very close to the moon. With its immediately recognizable rings, Saturn might be one of the most striking planets in the solar system, but many skywatchers find it hard to spot the planet in the night sky.
07 July 2014, 07:39 AM ET
Electric-blue noctilucent clouds glimmered in the sky just before dawn when this amazing image was captured.Astrophotographer John McConnell took the photo on June 20, 2014 from Maghaberry, Northern Ireland.
06 July 2014, 12:47 PM ET
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