In January, the moon will make a close approach to several planets both before and after it enters its new phase on Jan. 24, offering some fine photo opportunities in a bright winter sky.
The full moon of January, called the Wolf Moon, will occur on Jan. 10 at 2:21 p.m. EST (1921 GMT), and it will coincide with a lunar eclipse for skywatchers in much of the world.
The full moon of December, called the Full Cold Moon, will arrive on Dec. 12, and as it rises it will be joined in the sky by the planets Venus and Saturn.
The full moon of November, called the Beaver Moon, will shine in the constellation Aries on Nov. 12, the same day as the peak of the Northern Taurid meteor shower.
The full moon of October, called the Hunter's Moon, will grace the skies Oct. 13, as the smallest full moon of the year. Don't miss Jupiter and Saturn, too!
The full "Harvest Moon" occurs Sept. 14, at 12:33 a.m. EDT (0433 GMT), a day after it reaches apogee, the farthest point from Earth in its orbit.
The full moon of August will be in the night sky on Thursday (Aug. 15), arriving just one day after the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower and three nights after making a close pass to Saturn.
July's full moon, nicknamed the Thunder Moon, occurs on July 16 at 5:38 p.m. EDT (2138 GMT). A partial lunar eclipse begins around that same time, and Saturn will be close by.
The full moon of June, also called the Strawberry Moon, will occur the morning of June 17 at 4:31 a.m. EDT (0831 GMT).
The full moon of May, also called the Flower Moon, will occur on May 18, at 5:11 p.m. EDT (2111 GMT).
The full moon of March, called the Worm Moon, will occur on Wednesday, March 20, at 9:43 p.m. EDT (0143 GMT on March 21), just under four hours after the vernal equinox.
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower from late April to mid-May offers a long stretch of spectacular 'shooting stars' that even a casual observer can spot in the night sky.
A blue moon, a supermoon, and a blood moon (i.e. a lunar eclipse) are happening around the same time in January 2018: Here’s when.
In late April, skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere will get a view of the Lyrid meteor shower, the dusty trail of a comet with a centuries-long orbit around the sun.
NASA scientists have built a flexible tire made of metal that springs back to its original shape after being bent or deformed. The tire could be used on Mars or even on Earth.
December's Full Cold Moon rises tonight (Dec. 3), bringing the only "supermoon" of the year on its heels.
A planet circling a star in the constellation Cancer might have an atmosphere similar to Earth's — but with daytime temperatures hot enough to melt titanium.
On Nov. 13, Venus and Jupiter will rise together in the morning sky, only a few hours after the planets reach conjunction at 1:05 a.m. Eastern Time. Here's how to see it.
Tonight (Nov. 5), the moon will temporarily hide the orange star Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus, in what astronomers call an occultation.
November's Full Beaver Moon will shine bright overnight tonight and early Saturday (Nov. 3 and 4), a day before the moon reaches perigee, its closest distance to Earth each month.
A new study suggests that Jupiter and other gas-giant planets might once have been "steam worlds" — warm ocean planets a bit bigger than Earth, with water-vapor atmospheres.
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