A fireball lit up the sky over the San Francisco Bay Area shortly after sunset Wednesday (Dec. 19), leaving an odd, wind-twisted trail in its violent wake.
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A beautiful crescent moon with visible earthshine forms a triangle with the Pleiades star cluster and the bright planet Venus just after sunset in this twilight scene.
For the next total eclipse of the sun, set for July of next year, an aircraft will fly into the shadow of the moon. And this journey is special.
In mid-December 2018, the 2018 Geminid meteor shower peaked in what was the best meteor shower of the year. See amazing photos of the 2018 Geminids in our photo gallery here.
You can expect a ghostly green blob to grow brighter in the sky near Orion in the coming days, as Comet 46P/Wirtanen makes its closest approach to the Earth in 20 years this weekend.
The Geminid meteor shower has already peaked — but you still have time to try to catch sight of what will likely be the best meteor shower of the year.
The moon lights the way to the Red Planet tonight (Dec. 14) as the two objects make a close approach to each other in the evening sky.
For those hoping to get a glimpse of tonight's Geminid meteor shower, the weather across the United States will either be very good or very bad.
The 2018 Geminid meteor shower peaks overnight tonight (Dec. 13) and Google is celebrating the celestial light show with a Google Doodle that is simply adorable.
The Geminid meteor shower will provide a shining backdrop for the approach of Comet 46P/Wirtanen on Thursday (Dec. 13), shortly before the object's closest approach to Earth in 20 years.
Head for dark, clear skies tonight — overnight Dec. 13-14 — to see the shooting stars of the Geminid Meteor Shower overhead.
As comets blaze across the night sky, they can bring wonder and excitement to those watching from Earth – or even a sense of impending doom.
See skywatcher photos of the bright-green, naked-eye Comet 46P/Wirtanen during its close approach to Earth in December 2018.
If holiday travel seems daunting, keep in mind that Comet 46P/Wirtanen traveled all the way from Jupiter's orbit to visit this season.
The Leonids take place every year in November. Once a generation, it is possible for a storm of meteors to occur with a peak of about 1,000 an hour – or even more.
The Perseids meteor shower arises out of the debris of Comet Swift-Tuttle, which last made a pass by Earth in 1992.