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.
The new moon occurs Sunday, April 11, at 10:30 p.m. EDT (0230 GMT on April 12), a week before our natural satellite passes in front of Mars.
The full moon of March, called the Worm Moon, will occur on Sunday (March 28), two days before the moon reaches perigee, its closest point to Earth.
The full moon of February, called the Snow Moon, occurs Saturday, Feb. 27, 3:17 a.m. EST (0817 GMT).
The full moon of January, called the Wolf Moon, will occur on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 2:16 p.m. EST (1916 GMT)
The full moon of December, called the Full Cold Moon, will arrive on Dec. 29 and there are plenty of planets to see with it.
November's full moon on Nov. 30 will undergo a penumbral lunar eclipse, two days after reaching aphelion, when the moon is farthest from Earth.
Here's an observer's guide to the second full moon of October and the other sky sights you can see around it.
The full moon of October 2020 also carries the title of the Harvest Moon for those living in the Northern Hemisphere.
The Corn Moon will be full on the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 1:22 p.m. EDT (1722 GMT), four days before the moon occults Mars.
The full moon of August arrives on tonight (Aug. 3), after the moon makes a close pass to Jupiter and Saturn in the night sky.
The July full moon, also known as the Buck Moon or Thunder Moon, occurs just after midnight on Sunday (July 5), with the moon reaching full phase at 12:44 a.m. EDT (0444 GMT)
The full moon of June, also called the Strawberry Moon, will occur June 5 at 3:12 p.m. EDT (1912 GMT). That same day, a penumbral lunar eclipse will be visible in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
The full moon of May, also called the Flower Moon, arrives on Thursday (May 7). It will be the third and final "supermoon" of 2020.
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.
The full moon of April, called the Pink Moon, occurs Tuesday, April 7. It will be the biggest "supermoon" of the year!
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.
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.