After an absence of more than a year, the most brilliant planet returns to the evening sky.
Fomalhaut, a "royal" star associated with the autumn season, sits low in the southern part of the sky, all by itself, on early autumn nights.
The full moon of September 2019 also carries the title of the Harvest Moon for those living in the Northern Hemisphere.
Step outside this week as soon as darkness falls and look directly overhead, and you will see the famous and very distinctive trio of bright stars collectively known as The Summer Triangle.
In this week's evening sky, four small, faint constellations spread out near and within the Summer Triangle can be seen.
Here's a pair of constellations that easily slithers out of the grasp of a beginning skywatcher: Ophiuchus, the serpent-bearer, and his snake.
August is regarded as "meteor month" with the appearance of one of the best displays of the year: the annual performance of the Perseid meteor shower, the most famous of all meteor showers.
On Friday evening, assuming your skies are reasonably clear, you'll be able to see the moon passing near to the largest planet in the solar system: Jupiter.
If there ever was a planet that I feel has gotten a bad rap for its inability to be readily observed, it would have to be Mercury, known in many circles as the "elusive planet."
Wednesday's sky (July 31) is host to a somewhat unusual lunar event in the Western Hemisphere: a second new moon in a single month, which some people call a "Black Moon."
Anyone gazing at the summer night sky for even a short length of time is likely to spot a few "shooting stars" darting across the sky.
Next to Orion the Hunter, probably the most beautiful constellation in our sky is Scorpius the Scorpion.
If you look up high in the southern sky this week around midnight, you'll be able to see a pattern of stars that resembles a jet plane.
On the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 tomorrow, the moon will be darkened by Earth's shadow in a partial lunar eclipse.
What better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 than to pull out binoculars and telescopes to try to spot the historic mission's destination?
Solar eclipses are one of nature’s grandest events. What is a solar eclipse? Why are there different kinds of solar eclipses? How do they work? And when is the next one? We explain.
During totality on July 2, one of the things that you will see when the sun becomes completely hidden is the appearance of stars and planets — in what just moments before had been a daytime sky.
Draco the Dragon is well worth spotting this week, as it is particularly bright in the northern sky, winding around the Little Dipper.
Summer is about to officially begin here in the Northern Hemisphere, marking the shortest nights and the longest days.
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