The annual Perseid meteor shower, one of the best displays of "shooting stars" this year, put on a spectacular show for skywatchers around the world.
The stunning Perseid meteor shower will peak tonight (Aug. 11) in what could well be the most brilliant "shooting star" display of the year.
It's aurora season on the International Space Station and astronauts living and working in orbit are sharing some of their finest views of the stunning phenomenon with those of us on the ground.
There are plenty of opportunities to see the Perseid meteor shower at its peak this week, even if you can't see any "shooting stars" in person.
Fireballs blaze through the dark night sky in this NASA footage of the annual Perseid meteor shower.
The Geminids come from an asteroid, 3200 Phaethon, but scientists are still trying to figure out exactly how it sheds enough debris to produce the bright meteor shower.
Where should you go to get the best look at the dancing, dazzling display known as the aurora borealis?
From his perch on the International Space Station, a French astronaut watched a long-running Russian space module break into pieces in a shower of fireworks.
Starting Monday (Aug. 2), you can find Saturn shining in the sky as part of a celestial phenomenon called opposition.
Some astronomers suggest setting up a "SatHub" to address the growing threat that satellite megaconstellations pose to the night sky — but funding and support are necessary to make it happen.
A fireball streaked across North Texas last night, leading to several hundred witness reports of a bright flash and sonic boom.
A British astrophotographer captured a stunning view of the Nauka science module, just hours after its launch into orbit on Wednesday (July 21).
July's full moon will shine high in the sky tonight and help you find the way to the planets Saturn and Jupiter.
Have you looked up this week to see a bright red moon or sun? Wildfires from as far as thousands of miles away are turning the sky colors.
The full moon of July, also called the "Buck Moon" or "Thunder Moon," will occur July 23 at 10:36 p.m. EDT (0236 GMT on July 24).
The planets are a dynamic bunch, and throughout the year as seen from Earth, these celestial bodies appear not only to move across the sky but also to brighten and fade in turn.