In this dreamy moonlit scene, the Super Snow Moon rises over the Pena Palace (Palácio da Pena), a 19th-century, Romanticist hilltop castle overlooking the town of Sintra, Portugal.
An astronaut's vantage point offers a stunning view of not just Earth, but also our nearest neighbor, as proved by this newly published photograph of the moon.
Recently, a friend of mine asked when we might be able to see a comet. He was surprised when I said there are several visible right now.
In this panoramic view of Niagara Falls, a golden moon rises against the pink band of the anti-twilight arch, an atmospheric phenomenon also known as the "Belt of Venus."
The slender crescent moon meets up with Mars in the night sky on Tuesday (May 7). You can catch the cosmic duo above the western horizon after sunset.
Look toward the water jar of the constellation Aquarius after midnight this Sunday morning to catch the Eta Aquarid meteor shower.
Southern Hemisphere skywatchers, look up in the early hours of May 5 to spot the Eta Aquarid meteor shower at its peak. Northern Hemisphere viewers may catch a few special shooting stars, too.
Buckle your seat belts, Earthlings — the late 2020s will offer an incredible spree of close asteroid flybys, and none will pose a threat to life on Earth.
Here are Space.com writers' and editors' picks for photo collections and astrophotography books that will transport you to other worlds.
On Thursday (April 25) the moon will make a close approach to Saturn in the predawn sky. For lucky skywatchers in part of the globe, the moon will actually pass in front of the ringed planet.
One of the oldest known annual meteor showers, peaking early this week, may unfortunately be hindered by an almost-full moon.
Today, Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket will launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Check for it in the afternoon sky.
This will be a great week to study the ever-changing lunar landscape with a telescope or even just a pair of binoculars.
The International Space Station stands out against the lunar backdrop in a series of stunning new photos from NASA.
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