Skywatching Archive
27 June 2014, 12:16 PM ET
The glowing Milky Way shines over Rattlesnake Lake in Washington State in this stunning image. Astrophotographer Matt Zietzke took this image from Rattlesnake Lake near North Bend, Washington on May 19, 2014.
27 June 2014, 07:01 AM ET
Scorpius is one of the prettiest constellations in the sky, and one of the few that actually resemble their names.
27 June 2014, 07:00 AM ET
An astrophotographer sends in a stunning a panoramic image of the Milky Way over a field in New Hampshire.
23 June 2014, 12:59 PM ET
It might be worth any skywatcher's while to set an alarm for 60 to 90 minutes before sunrise tomorrow (June 24) to see a very pretty celestial scene.
23 June 2014, 07:19 AM ET
A skywatcher embraces the cosmos like Atlas of Greek mythology, holding and protecting the clouds of the Milky Way from a low cloudy yellow band at the bottom of the image.
22 June 2014, 07:35 AM ET
Earth's polar skies have lit up with eerie blue-white glowing clouds, slowly twisting and undulating in the twilight sky every summer since the late 19th century.
20 June 2014, 10:21 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
20 June 2014, 10:02 PM ET
From a strange gas stream blotting out a galaxy's bright core to perfect espresso in space, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for June 21, 2014.
20 June 2014, 10:50 AM ET
A stunning new photo shows the full "honey moon" rising behind a woman practicing yoga. The image was taken by photographer Mark Gee on June 13, 2014 from Maupuia Park in Wellington, New Zealand.
18 June 2014, 01:12 PM ET
The Earth will reach one of its four major way stations Saturday (June 21) during its annual trip around the sun.
17 June 2014, 07:37 AM ET
How to see two creatures that loom large in June's night sky — the constellations Centaurus (the Centaur) and Lupus (the Wolf).
17 June 2014, 12:54 AM ET
Enormous telescopes are in development, and if the Hubble Space Telescope's legacy is any indication, their results will transform astronomy.
15 June 2014, 09:40 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
14 June 2014, 11:03 AM ET
From "The Beast" asteroid to a "World Cup" in space, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for June 14, 2014.
14 June 2014, 10:39 AM ET
From a spooky "Honey" moon to the Milky Way over New Zealand, don't miss these amazing objects to watch in the night sky.
13 June 2014, 08:38 PM ET
Capturing Venus pass before the sun is a rare sight that, if you missed it, you may not live to see.
13 June 2014, 07:20 AM ET
This month's full moon is set to fall on the 13th, a rare occurrence that won't happen again for 35 years.
12 June 2014, 07:21 AM ET
Friday the 13th coincides with a full moon, yet not every place will qualify for that particular astronomical oddity. In fact, some stargazers will see the full moon tonight (June 12), and you can too in a free live webcast.
11 June 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Astrophotographer Terry Hancock took this image as part of his mosaic of the Gamma Cygni region from his backyard observatory in Fremont, Michigan on May 29, 2014.
11 June 2014, 03:47 PM ET
Astrophotographer Brian Drourr took this image on June 8, 2014 from Champlain Valley, Vermont. See how he captured the aurora view here.
11 June 2014, 03:42 PM ET
Over the next few nights, the full moon will be riding low in our summer sky. The full moon of June rises overnight on Friday, June 13. Here’s what to look for to see the June full moon.
11 June 2014, 12:53 PM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has photographed Mercury crossing the face of the sun, marking the first time such a planetary "transit" has ever been imaged from the surface of a planet other than Earth.
10 June 2014, 08:48 PM ET
Skimming 20,000 feet (6,096 meters) above the ground, a group of scientists led by the SETI Institute's Peter Jenniskens spotted at least a dozen meteors that belong to a brand-new meteor shower.
10 June 2014, 03:14 PM ET
A Space.com reader sent in an intriguing view of the Milky Way over Evans Bay in Wellington, New Zealand.
08 June 2014, 11:53 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
07 June 2014, 01:23 PM ET
From a spectacular solar eruption to breathtaking images from NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for June 7, 2014.
07 June 2014, 12:57 PM ET
From the Milky Way glittering over an Earthly rock arch to a majestic full "Flower Moon" rising, don't miss these amazing objects to watch in the night sky.
06 June 2014, 01:40 PM ET
The Milky Way appears to glimmer above New Hampshire barns in this stunning image. Astrophotographer A. Garrett Evans took this image on June 1 at the Muster Field Farm Museum in Sutton, New Hampshire.
06 June 2014, 01:02 PM ET
This stunning image of Mercury, the moon and Jupiter also showcases a historical landmark of the Italian city from which it was taken: the Leaning Tower of Pisa. See how astrophotographer Giuseppe Petricca captured the photo here.
05 June 2014, 11:59 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in May 2014.
05 June 2014, 07:01 AM ET
A newly discovered asteroid nicknamed 'The Beast' will zip safely by Earth on Sunday (June 8). You can get a sneak preview of the 1,100-foot asteroid flyby today, June 5, in a Slooh community observatory webcast.
04 June 2014, 03:22 PM ET
The five brightest planets of the night sky, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, can be a dazzling sight to see in the June sky, but only if you know when and where to look. Here's a look at the most amazing planet sights this month.