In January, the moon will make a close approach to several planets both before and after it enters its new phase on Jan. 24, offering some fine photo opportunities in a bright winter sky.
Christened for months as "The Comet of the Century," Comet Kohoutek never came remotely close to living up to expectations.
Here's a guide to all the rocket launches and astronomical events in 2020, as well as milestones for space missions, anniversaries and conferences.
The waning crescent moon will form a triangle with the Red Planet and the bright star Antares in the morning sky on Monday (Jan. 20), and you can catch the trio in the morning sky before dawn.
Viewers in Asia, Australia, Europe and Africa were treated to a very subtle type of eclipse Friday (Jan. 10) — a penumbral lunar eclipse that just barely darkened the moon's face.
On Friday, Jan. 10, the online Slooh observatory will host a free live webcast of the first of four penumbral lunar eclipses of 2020. The live webcast begins at 2:30 p.m. EST (1930 GMT).
Here is a list of all the full moon names, dates and times in 2020, beginning with the "Wolf Moon" in January, to the "Cold Moon" in December.
The first full moon of the year rises today (Jan. 10) bringing with it the first lunar eclipse of 2020 and you can watch the event live online.
A penumbral lunar eclipse will occur on Jan. 10-11, and it will be visible from Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Here's what to expect.
The full moon of January, called the Wolf Moon, will occur on Jan. 10 at 2:21 p.m. EST (1921 GMT), and it will coincide with a lunar eclipse for skywatchers in much of the world.
SpaceX just launched its latest batch of Starlink internet satellites, and you might be able to spot the craft overhead if you know where to look.
Early Saturday morning (Jan. 4), a strong display of Quadrantid meteors is likely for Europe and North America.
Betelgeuse is dimming, which could mean that it's about to explode. But scientists aren't convinced it's ready to blow.
The 2020 Quadrantid meteor shower will peak overnight on Jan. 3-4, and the moon will be favorable to see the faint display of "shooting stars." Here's our guide.
Here is a guide to when certain planets will appear brightest and most visible in the 2020 night sky, including a dazzling conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on Dec. 21!
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