The full moon of August arrives on tonight (Aug. 3), after the moon makes a close pass to Jupiter and Saturn in the night sky.
See what's up in the night sky for August 2020, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
Find out what's up in your night sky during August 2020 and how to see it in this Space.com stargazing guide.
Here's a guide to all the rocket launches and astronomical events in 2020, as well as milestones for space missions, anniversaries and conferences.
Small asterisms, or star patterns, are often overlooked. One striking example of this than the Coat Hanger, which is now well placed for evening viewing in the constellation of Vulpecula.
The brightest comet to appear in Northern Hemisphere skies in nearly a quarter of a century will soon be ending its run as a naked-eye object.
Skywatchers the world over are buzzing about Comet NEOWISE, the first easily-visible comet to appear in years. Your favorite mobile astronomy app can tell you when, where and how to look for it.
The gorgeous image shows Comet NEOWISE blazing above a Falcon 9 rocket that's poised to launch South Korea's first military satellite today (July 20).
Comet NEOWISE has returned to the skies and is delighting skywatchers. So what makes this comet so special?
This week, Jupiter and Saturn appear at their very best, with Jupiter having just arrived at opposition July 14 and Saturn to reach its own opposition July 20.
Astronomers with the Slooh online observatory will host a free webcast of the bright, naked-eye Comet NEOWISE on Saturday (June 18) at 5 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT). Watch it live here!
The new moon occurs Monday, July 20, at 1:33 p.m. EDT (1733 GMT), on the same day that Saturn reaches opposition.
Are you excited to spot Comet NEOWISE as it pops into view in the night sky? Do you want to try your hand at photographing the cosmic snowball?
Astronomers are buzzing about Comet NEOWISE, which observers under clear, dark skies in the Northern Hemisphere can currently see with the naked eye.
A new generation of optically "fast" telescopes, connected to compact high-resolution video cameras, is poised to disrupt amateur astronomy — in a good way.
See photos of Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, which is bright enough to spot with the naked eye, seen from Earth and space.