Sometimes a flash in the night is actually an asteroid slamming into the moon.
The full moon of May, also called the Flower Moon, arrives on Thursday (May 7). It will be the third and final "supermoon" of 2020.
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower from late April to mid-May offers a long stretch of spectacular 'shooting stars' that even a casual observer can spot in the night sky.
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks overnight tonight (May 4), with the best views arriving before dawn on Tuesday (May 5).
Around the planet, a loosely knit but closely woven band of amateurs monitor the whereabouts of satellites — be they secretive spacecraft, rocket stages, orbital debris or lost space probes.
There will be two solar eclipses in 2020: an annular, or "ring of fire" eclipse on June 21 and a total eclipse on Dec. 14. Here's everything you need to know about this year's solar eclipses.
Venus, the most brilliant planet in the night sky, will be shining at its brightest tonight (April 28).
The huge "potentially hazardous" asteroid 1998 OR2, which will safely fly by Earth on April 29, appears to have brought its own face mask for its close encounter with our pandemic-ridden planet.
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After a close encounter with the moon on Sunday (April 26), Venus will be at its greatest brightness of the year on Tuesday (April 28).
Skywatchers had high hopes that a comet called ATLAS would light up the night sky this spring, with forecasts suggesting it could become bright enough to see with the unaided eye.
The annual Lyrid meteor shower put on an exceptional show for skywatchers this year, with the new moon setting the stage for gorgeous "shooting stars" to prance across the dark night sky.
The Lyrid meteor shower of 2020 will be at its best overnight, but NASA has already captured some "shooting stars" with cameras across the United States.
You may not be able to see the moon in the sky tonight, but if you look up for long enough at a dark, clear sky, you may catch some "shooting stars."
British skywatchers spotted a trail of lights in their night skies this past weekend as SpaceX's Starlink satellites passed overhead. Some thought they were UFOs.
The 2020 Lyrid meteor shower this week coincides with the new moon, meaning that there will be absolutely no lunar interference with getting a good view of these celestial streakers.
Comet ATLAS, which was predicted to be the first bright naked-eye comet in a decade, turned out to be a flop. Now another newly discovered comet is poised to steal the spotlight.