The new moon occurs Feb. 4, at 4:04 p.m. EST (2104 GMT), two days after our satellite makes a close pass by Saturn and a day before it reaches apogee, the farthest point in its orbit from Earth.
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 October, called the Hunter's Moon, will grace the skies Oct. 24, making a close pass by Uranus.
The full moon of September, called the Harvest Moon, will grace the skies on Sept. 24, just two days after the autumn equinox.
The full moon of August will grace the skies the same day that Mercury is at its highest in the predawn sky and farthest from the sun, making it an ideal time to see the innermost planet.
There are two total lunar eclipses happening in 2018 -- one in January and one in July. Here are the best places, times and tools to see them.
The full Pink Moon peaks near the end of the month on Sunday, April 29, at 8:58 p.m. EDT (0058 GMT on April 30), offering a fine view for after-dinner skywatchers in the eastern U.S.
The month of March opens and closes with a full moon this year, making this 2018's second "Blue Moon" month.
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.
October means baseball playoffs, Halloween and, for NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, 100 lunar days on the moon.