Star charts show the arrangement of stars in the sky, in a style that can be scientific, artistic or both, depending on the intended use.
Just a month ago, it looked like Atlas might put on a dazzling sky show around the time of its closest approach to the sun, which occurs on May 31. But it wasn't meant to be.
The predawn hours this week will sparkle as Jupiter, Saturn and Mars dance around the moon on consecutive mornings.
While everyone is staying safe and doing what they can to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, we at Space.com have a list of astronomy activities you can do from your own backyard or balcony.
The European-Japanese BepiColombo mission will whiz past our planet as the spacecraft continues on its long journey toward Mercury.
Tonight (April 7), the moon will be at its brightest and largest for the whole year during the "Super Pink Moon."
A "Super Pink Moon" will rise into the evening sky today (April 7), and you can watch it online with webcasts from The Virtual Telescope Project and Slooh.
As much as I (an avid lover of all things pink) would love for the "Super Pink Moon," which comes out tonight (April 7) to actually be pink, it won't be.
Tonight (April 7), if you look up at the night sky, you'll see the "Super Pink Moon," the biggest supermoon of the year, shining big and bright.
On Tuesday (April 7), the moon will arrive at its closest point to Earth in 2020 a few hours before becoming full. This "supermoon" will be the biggest of the year — but you may not see a difference.
Already visible in telescopes and high-power binoculars, the comet may be bright enough to see with the naked eye by the end of April.
The full moon of April, called the Pink Moon, occurs Tuesday, April 7. It will be the biggest "supermoon" of the year!
If you've caught a splendid look at Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in the past few weeks, get ready for a major perspective shift.
The Northeast Astronomy Forum is holding a free "virtual experience" and you can watch it live online, and maybe even win some prizes! Here's how.
The "potentially hazardous" asteroid 1998 OR2 is just a few weeks away from its close encounter with Earth, and you can watch the giant space rock's approach online or with a small telescope.
The coronavirus pandemic may have restricted our movements, but our eyes and minds can still roam the heavens. And there's a great reason to look up over the next few evenings.
A mission dubbed BepiColombo is bound for Mercury, but in order to reach its destination, it needs to take the scenic route, beginning with a flyby of Earth later this month.