Best Night Sky Photos of the Week: Aug. 2, 2014

Don't Miss These Minor Meteor Showers This Summer

Peter Greig

One of the best meteor displays of the year will be visible soon -- the Perseid Shower. But as a preliminary to the main event a number of minor meteor displays will be peaking in the next couple of weeks; we'll list them and give hints as to what to look for and what to expect. [Read the full story.]

Photographer's 1st Milky Way View an Unforgettable Sight (Photo)

Stephen Ippolito/

A newcomer to astrophotography produced a stunning shot of the Milky Way during his first effort. [Read the full story.]

Lagoon Nebula Glows in Amazing Night Sky Photo

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The astrophotographers of project nightflight sent in a photo of the Lagoon Nebula taken on the island of La Palma in The Canary Islands, Spain, on June 26, 2014. [Read the full story.]

Rising Moon and Milky Way Glow Above Maine Lighthouse (Photo)

Jon Secord | Jon Secord

This stunning image captures the clouds of the Milky Way and the glow of the rising moon framing an iconic lighthouse in Maine. [Read the full story.]

How to Spot 5 Cosmic Treats in August Night Sky

© Mike Taylor - Taylor Photography

Here are five summertime objects that you can readily observe and enjoy with your unaided eyes, binoculars or a small telescope. [Read the full story.]

See the Moon in Motion in August's Night Sky

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Most people know that the moon orbits the Earth once a month, but they typically have no visual confirmation of this motion. Over the next week, skywatchers have the chance to see moon's motion with their own eyes. [Read the full story.]

Bright Moon May Outshine Perseid Meteor Shower This Month

P-M Heden | TWAN |

Probably the most beloved of all the meteor showers is the annual Perseid display of August, but this year, sadly, the moon is going to cause big problems for prospective meteor watchers. [Read the full story.]

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