Skywatching Archive
18 April 2015, 03:01 PM ET
A Maine photographer is joining forces with dark-sky advocates to say that people must be careful about where they direct their lights.
18 April 2015, 01:20 PM ET
From the first color image of Pluto to an awesome new SpaceX Video, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for April 19, 2015.
17 April 2015, 05:36 PM ET
Right now is a good time to look for Virgo, since the bright moon is not lighting up the evening sky. (Virgo may be very large, but most of her stars are rather dim.)
17 April 2015, 03:12 PM ET
One of the surest signs of spring for stargazers is seeing the constellation Leo high in the evening sky. Here's how to spot Leo, and what to look for within it.
17 April 2015, 12:42 PM ET
When the land is untouched, so is the nighttime sky.
17 April 2015, 01:13 AM ET
If you've seen "Clash of the Titans", you already know part of Cassiopeia's story.
16 April 2015, 04:33 PM ET
See amazing amateur astronomy photos and night sky views sent in to by readers in April 2014 in our month-long running gallery.
15 April 2015, 11:37 AM ET
The world looks different to Neil deGrasse Tyson because he’s an astrophysicist. When a great communicator gets his hands on an elegant tool, enlightenment (and, yeah, a little ego) ensues. But why did @NeilTyson choose Twitter? He tells
14 April 2015, 07:21 PM ET
Skywatchers across parts of the United States and southern Canada have a chance to see a Dragon capsule built by the private spaceflight company SpaceX 'chase' the International Space Station across the sky this week ahead of a Friday morning rendezvous.
13 April 2015, 10:01 PM ET
Astrophotographer Miguel Claro took this image between the Giant’s Causeway, near Bushmills, in northeast coast of Northen Ireland on March 20, 2015.
12 April 2015, 10:12 AM ET
A total lunar eclipse wowed skywatchers and two private spaceflight companies tackled big challenges. These, and more, are's picks for the best space stories for the week of April 12.
12 April 2015, 09:34 AM ET
From a cosmic garden to fishing for space junk, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for April 12, 2015.
10 April 2015, 04:52 PM ET
Now that the bright moon has moved out of the evening sky, skywatchers have a great chance to view the early spring stars. And yet, even under dark skies, skywatchers will notice that there is something missing overhead: the Milky Way.
09 April 2015, 04:58 PM ET
We usually think of the equinox on or around March 21 as the end of winter and the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. But these week you can see the last vestiges of the bright stars of winter arrayed just above the horizon.
07 April 2015, 04:03 PM ET
Saturn will shine near the moon late Tuesday and early Wednesday (April 7-8), making the ringed planet a great target for amateur astronomers. Here's how to see it.
07 April 2015, 03:53 PM ET
Zodiacal lights shine across the horizon in this stargarzer image. Photographer Jeffrey Berkes took the image over the Florida Keys in 2012.
07 April 2015, 08:00 AM ET
Astrophotographer A. Garrett Evans took the image Loon Island Lighthouse on Lake Sunapee in Sunapee, New Hampshire on Feb. 28, 2015.
06 April 2015, 10:16 AM ET
On April 4th, 2015, some skywatchers were treated to to a total lunar eclipse, which was the shortest 'Blood Moon' this century. The Griffith Observatory in California captured the event.
06 April 2015, 10:00 AM ET
An array of celestial flowers is blooming in this amazing panorama by sky photographer Terry Hancock.
05 April 2015, 10:15 AM ET
What were our favorite stories of the week? This week had something for every kind of space fan. Find out our favorite stories of the past seven days below:
04 April 2015, 06:25 PM ET
From strange 'Hollows' on Mercury to eerie green space clouds, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for April 4, 2015.
04 April 2015, 11:10 AM ET
A total lunar eclipse on April 4, 2015 created a stunning 'blood moon' effect, turning the moon red during the shortest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century. See the photos here.
04 April 2015, 11:00 AM ET
On April 4, 2015, the moon will pass through Earth's shadow in a total lunar eclipse. Learn how to watch the total lunar eclipse with the skywatching guide images in this gallery.
03 April 2015, 04:20 PM ET
Don't forget to look skyward in the early hours of the morning tomorrow (April 4), to catch a glimpse of the shortest total lunar eclipse of the century, and the third of a four-eclipse "tetrad" visible from the United States.
03 April 2015, 12:44 PM ET
See what's up in the night sky for April 2015, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
03 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Here's how to see the total lunar eclipse early Saturday morning. The farther west one goes in North America, the better the view, because "moonset" will be approaching as the eclipse begins.
02 April 2015, 05:50 PM ET
Skywatchers around the world can look forward to spotting bright planets throughout April; observers just need to know where to look.
01 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Skywatchers in Asia and Australia will see the lunar eclipse Friday evening (April 3) after sunset, while observers in North and South America will see it Saturday morning (April 4) just before sunrise.
01 April 2015, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in's gallery of cosmic images posted in March 2015.
31 March 2015, 05:45 PM ET
Only the speediest of skywatchers will have a chance to see the total lunar eclipse rising Saturday (April 4): NASA predicts that the total phase of the lunar eclipse will only last about 5 minutes.
31 March 2015, 01:20 PM ET
In the early morning hours of April 4th 2015, a total lunar eclipse will be visible from many parts of the world. But why will the moon appear dark red? Science@NASA explains.
30 March 2015, 04:45 PM ET
Night sky photographer Connor Hicks submitted these magnificent photos of star trails and a moon halo. See how Hicks created the amazing view.