Our eyes are not so good at distinguishing colors in darkness, but a simple DSLR camera can show us that the universe is anything but black.
Six decades ago, a magnificent red splotch spread across the sky — and now, scientists think that by piecing together footage of the event, they better understand even older auroras.
During the last days of May and the first of June, navigating a cluster of carnivorous constellations can help you identify star patterns, including the Great Bear (Ursa Major) and the Lion (Leo).
On May 28, 1900, the moon blotted out the sun in a celestial magic trick. Modern technology has allowed film experts to put the footage online, where — in a feat of time travel — you can watch it.
SpaceX's brilliant train of Starlink satellites wowed skywatchers after launch. Elon Musk says astronomers shouldn't be worried.
SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites in a train Thursday (May 24) and you can see them in the night sky now! Here's how to find out where and when to look.
What's in a name? Well, for the amateur astronomers and scientists fixated on Jupiter, there's been a recent need to describe its iconic storm as more than just a great red spot.
The moon will make a close pass to Saturn this evening (May 22), so close that our natural satellite will block the view of the ringed planet for skywatchers in parts of the world.
An Illinois police officer on a routine trip earlier this month saw a fireball suddenly light up the sky in front of the car's dashboard camera.
You can watch the "Blue Moon" rise live over Rome in a broadcast from the Virtual Telescope Project. Tune in today (May 18) to see the show, starting at 1:45 p.m. EDT (1745 GMT).
The full moon of May, also called the Flower Moon, will occur on May 18, at 5:11 p.m. EDT (2111 GMT).
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.
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