One of the big news stories nationally over the past few weeks has been the invasion of the polar vortex in the northern tier of the United States.
Now that Sunday night's total lunar eclipse has passed into history, get ready for the two brightest planets to unite in a stunning dawn conjunction.
Whenever we have a total eclipse of the moon approaching, as we do now, my mind always drifts back to my very first total lunar eclipse more than half a century ago.
Here is a list of all the full moon names, dates and times (for the Eastern time zone) in 2019, beginning with the 'wolf' moon in January, to the 'cold' moon in December.
More than three years have passed since most of North America saw a good total lunar eclipse. So be sure to put a big circle on your calendar for Sunday, Jan. 20.
Here are the 10 most noteworthy sky events — including multiple meteor showers and eclipses eclipses — that will take place in 2019.
Here is a guide to when certain planets will appear brightest and most visible in the 2019 night sky, including Mercury's rare transit of the sun in November!
December is the month of the winter solstice, which a large part of mankind associates with such celebrations as Nativity festivals.
For the next total eclipse of the sun, set for July of next year, an aircraft will fly into the shadow of the moon. And this journey is special.
For those hoping to get a glimpse of tonight's Geminid meteor shower, the weather across the United States will either be very good or very bad.
Once upon a time, there was a small comet that led to a big meteor shower. Is that mysterious shower set to return?
As you read this, a small comet is on its way toward making a very close pass of Earth in mid-December — its best appearance over a period of four centuries.
Step outside this week between 6 and 8 p.m. local time and look overhead and toward the south to see one of the landmarks of the mid-autumn sky: the Great Square of Pegasus, the flying horse.
Come early Sunday morning (Nov. 18), the famous Leonid meteor shower will reach its peak, with lesser numbers expected on the preceding and following mornings.
An Antares rocket is due to launch from Wallops Island, Virginia, early on Saturday (Nov. 17) morning and should be visible, weather permitting, from parts of the Eastern Seaboard.