The 2020 Quadrantid meteor shower will peak overnight on Jan. 3-4, and the moon will be favorable to see the faint display of "shooting stars." Here's our guide.
Here is a guide to when certain planets will appear brightest and most visible in the 2020 night sky, including a dazzling conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on Dec. 21!
The year 2019 was an amazing one for space photography. From rocket launches to the northern lights, here's 100 cosmic views dazzled us as the year made its annual trip around the sun.
On Saturday evening (Dec. 28), a lovely crescent moon will join Venus in the twilight sky, making for an eye-catching post-Christmas celestial ornament.
The last solar eclipse of 2019, a so-called "ring of fire" eclipse, occurs Thursday (Dec. 26) in the Eastern Hemisphere. You can watch it live online today, Dec. 25, like a cosmic Christmas gift.
If you're planning to spend Christmas in the Eastern Hemisphere, you'll have a celestial treat to look forward to the next day as the new moon eclipses the sun.
December is the month of the winter solstice, which a large part of the world associates with such celebrations as Nativity festivals.
Although it isn't Santa Claus, something red will shine in the night sky just below the moon days before Christmas.
The annual Ursid meteor shower will peak during the overnight hours of Sunday (Dec. 22), into the morning hours of Monday (Dec. 23).
If you live along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard, you've got a decent shot at seeing a historic rocket launch early tomorrow morning (Dec. 20), weather permitting.
Inspire others to look up by giving the gift of a telescope or astronomy binoculars! We've rounded up some of the best deals.
NASA's record-breaking Parker Solar Probe has given us a new perspective on the famous Geminid meteor shower, which peaks this weekend.
Here are the 10 most noteworthy sky events — including meteor showers and eclipses — that will take place in 2020.
The story behind an oddball sky glow endearingly named "Steve" is revealed in a new documentary. Here's why the light show captivated aurora chasers.
Earmark the next few evenings! Solar-system siblings Venus and Saturn will appear near each other in the night sky this week.
The full moon of December, called the Full Cold Moon, will arrive on Dec. 12, and as it rises it will be joined in the sky by the planets Venus and Saturn.
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.