As the "evening star" Venus begins to retreat from the evening sky, the tiny planet Mercury prepares to put on a show.
The two giant planets of the solar system, Jupiter and Saturn, will snuggle up in the predawn sky this week, offering spectacular views for night owls and early risers.
We'll have to wait another three years or so to see a Japanese company's first big artificial-meteor sky show.
Last month, Comet ATLAS shattered skywatchers' hopes of a brilliant display when it began crumbling — but scientists have spotted a new serendipitous opportunity to study its rubble.
During the next couple of weeks we'll have a chance of seeing a new comet as it sweeps past the sun — that is, if the comet doesn't fizzle first.
The moon will make a close approach to Jupiter and Saturn in the predawn sky on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.
Two of Babak Tafreshi's major astrophotography programs were canceled or postponed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, he told Space.com.
Space.com readers not only enjoyed the spectacle but snapped some truly incredible photos of the full moon.
May's full moon, also known as the "Flower Moon," dazzled skywatchers on Thursday (May 7) as it lit up the springtime sky.
The full moon of May, also called the Flower Moon, arrives on Thursday (May 7). It will be the third and final "supermoon" of 2020.
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower from late April to mid-May offers a long stretch of spectacular 'shooting stars' that even a casual observer can spot in the night sky.
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks overnight tonight (May 4), with the best views arriving before dawn on Tuesday (May 5).