The Lyrid meteor shower peaks on Thursday morning (April 22), the first good meteor shower in nearly four months, although a bright moon could interfere.
Three years from today, on Monday, April 8, 2024, more than half a billion people across North America have the chance to see another Great American Solar Eclipse.
Like many people staying home during the coronavirus pandemic, I have recently gotten into a new hobby: bird watching.
Palm Sunday, March 28 brings us the first full moon of the new spring season: the Paschal full moon.
Spring will officially arrive on Saturday morning (March 20) with the occurrence of the vernal equinox.
Mars will be easy to spot in the night sky Friday (March 19) as it makes a close approach to the crescent moon.
Within Orion we find two immense stars, Rigel and Betelgeuse, apparently at diametrically opposite periods in a star's existence.
If you look low in the east-southeast sky at around 5:45 a.m. local time, you'll see them: the biggest planet in our solar system passing unusually close to the smallest planet in the solar system.
A new comet is on its way in toward the sun, with prospects that it may become bright enough to see with the unaided eye by year's end.
One astronomical term which is rarely used anymore is "combust," which refers to a celestial body that appears to be in such close proximity to the sun that it is impossible to observe.
Here is a list of common full moon names, dates and times in 2021, beginning with the "Wolf Moon" in January, to the "Cold Moon" in December.
Eight bright stars dominate our current winter sky. Depending on how you look at them, you might see a graceful arc, a hexagon or a giant "G."
A spectacular gathering of bright planets will be the chief celestial attraction in the evening sky this weekend as Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury appear to crowd into tight quarters.
The Quadrantid meteor shower of 2021 peaks overnight on Jan. 2 and 3, but the bright moon will spoil the view.
Here is a guide to when certain planets will appear brightest and most visible in the 2021 night sky, including a dazzling Venus display at the year's end!
Here are the 10 most noteworthy sky events — including meteor showers and eclipses — that will take place in 2021.
December is the month of the winter solstice, which a large part of the world associates with such celebrations as Nativity festivals.
There is one more meteor shower to consider before we close the book on 2020: the December Ursid meteor shower, which usually occurs during the overnight hours of Dec. 21-22.
We are now closing in on the long-awaited night of Dec. 21, when Jupiter and Saturn will engage in their "great conjunction."
Before the historic "great conjunction" of Jupiter and Saturn on Dec. 21, the planets will have a close encounter with the crescent moon on Wednesday and Thursday (Dec. 16-17).
It would only seem appropriate that the final eclipse in this eccentric year of 2020 will be visible only from Patagonia — nicknamed "the end of the world."