Skywatching Archive
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.
04 June 2014, 11:43 AM ET
Double star systems in the night sky can be spotted in binoculars and telescopes if you know where to look. See how 'starhopping' can help lead the way.
04 June 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Astrophotographer Mike Taylor took this image on May 27, 2014 from Bootlegger Canyon just outside of Moab, Utah.
03 June 2014, 09:00 AM ET
Astrophotographer Greg Diesel Walck captured this amazing photo of the rising Full Flower Moon of May. See how he did it here.
02 June 2014, 07:04 PM ET
Comets PanSTARRS (C/2012 K1), 209P LINEAR, P/1998 U3 Jager, 154P Brewington, and C/2013 A1 Siding Spring are visible with the use of a telescope. Also, the Moon leads the way for planet gazing and see Ceres and Vesta.
02 June 2014, 11:49 AM ET
See what's up in the night sky for June 2014, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
02 June 2014, 11:19 AM ET
The constellation Libra, the Scales, has a long history in the night sky. See how Libra became a constellation in ancient times, and how to see the cosmic balance of the constellation.
31 May 2014, 01:37 PM ET
From a spectacular Milky Way vista from the Azores to an amazing photo of Comet C/2012 K1 PanSTARRS, don't miss these amazing objects to watch in the night sky.
30 May 2014, 05:16 PM ET
This speedy, rocky planet Mercury been readily visible, appearing as a bright 'star' low in the west-northwest sky about an hour after sunset and tonight (May 30) the moon joins the show.
30 May 2014, 11:15 AM ET
A lopsided square of 4 stars called the 'Keystone', found in he Hercules Constellation, points the way to the Hercules Cluster (M31). Draco (the Dragon) and Boötes (the Herdsman) also highlight June's skywatching.
30 May 2014, 11:04 AM ET
Your best views of Jupiter will come in early June. Venus will be just over the horizon right before sunrise.
30 May 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Three of Jupiter's moons will cast their dark shadows on the face of the giant planet Tuesday (June 3), but you might need a computer in order to see it.
29 May 2014, 08:18 PM ET
Hurricane Amanda (now downgraded to a tropical storm) is seen at is strongest in the Eastern Pacific. The storm is the first of the Eastern Pacific 2014 hurricane season, which began on May 15.
29 May 2014, 11:00 AM ET
This stunning image of the Milky Way was taken from the Azores, an area with nine volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean near Portugal. See how veteran photographer Miguel Claro did it.
27 May 2014, 11:17 AM ET
This amazing composite view of the total lunar eclipse of April 15 shows the stages of the moon sight as viewed over the Capitol Building in Austin, Texas. Skywatcher Mark Ezell created this composite view. See how he did it here.