Transit of Venus Across the Sun 2012: Latest News
Get the latest news and tips for the rare Venus transit across the sun on June 6, 2012. The next one is in 2117!
Researchers may be able to use this information to learn more about comets' paths around the sun.
This September skywatchers can catch a glimpse of four planets (Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) as well as a visual trick in the constellation Capricornus that makes two stars look like one oddly enlongated star.
A number of night sky superlatives are overhead now.
The brightest planet and the largest star are just the start of the night's sky's extreme objects.
This early morning shot of the iconic salt march captures the crescent moon with Jupiter and Venus.
The annual meteor shower reaches its high point on August 11-13, 2012. Jupiter, Venus, the crescent moon and red giant star Aldebaron add to the skywatching spectacle.
See sky maps to help spot the skywatching events of August 2012.
Serene morning image features the crescent moon, Taurus, Jupiter and Venus.
Hungarian astrophotographer Tamas Ladanyi captures stunning image of the Venus transit across a melting sun.
See spectacular stargazer photos of Jupiter, Venus and the moon shining together in the night sky during July 2012.
The trio will be visible in the early morning sky on July 15.
Night sky photographer Ajay Talwar shoots bright planets in beautiful conjunction over historic Lodi Gardens in India.
See our favorite images of July 2012 skywatching events submitted by SPACE.com readers.
Night sky watchers will have a variety of events to enjoy in July 2012.
From July through August, planet groupings in the pre-dawn and dusk skies will impress skywatchers around the world.
Being awake at dawn has its benefits in July as Venus and Jupiter converge and set the table for a skywatching show that also stars the crescent Moon with Earthshine, a star cluster and more.
From complete coverage of Venus crossing the sun to a New York space shuttle, it's been an unforgettable week in space.