Yes, Halloween is an astronomical holiday.
Early November meteor showers drowned in bright moonlight, leaving the sky moon-free for the 2014 Leonid shower in mid-month.
The famous Leonid meteor shower will peak around mid-November. Here’s all you need to know to watch the 2014 Leonid shower.
Three eclipses in one calendar month are rare. Three eclipses in one lunar month are more common. From 2000-2050, it happens 14 times.
Details on the annual Orionid meteor shower. How and when to watch. In 2014, the peak morning is October 21, but try the mornings before and after, too.
The close pass of Comet Siding Spring to Mars was exciting! Closest approach was October 19. Watch for photos from the event here at EarthSky.org.
Mars in the southwest at nightfall, Jupiter in the eastern half of sky from midnight till dawn and Mercury in the east before sunrise
The diminished inclination of the moon’s orbit to Earth’s equator lessens the impact of this year’s Hunter’s Moon.
Can you believe it? A meteor shower on the night of the lunar eclipse.
Find the two brightest stars in Draco the Dragon, to gaze into the Dragon’s flaming eyes and to behold the radiant point of the Draconid meteor shower. Sound exciting?
Each calendar year has at least four eclipses – two solar and two lunar. Most years have four, but five, six or even seven eclipses are also possible.
Try to catch the young moon, Mercury and star Spica in the sunset direction on September 25 and/or 26. Best seen from S. Hemisphere. N. Hemisphere viewers … try it!
September equinox is Monday at 9:29 p.m. CDT (September 23 at 2:29 UTC).
The diminished inclination of the moon’s orbit to Earth’s equator lessens the impact of this year’s Harvest Moon.
The tide almanacs recommended here are based on astronomical influences on the tides. They can help you know when to expect high and low tides.
That bright moon now in the evening sky is waxing toward a Harvest Moon on the night of September 8-9. A super Harvest Moon!
The zodiacal light is an eerie light extending up from the horizon. No matter where you are on Earth, springtime or autumn is the best time to see it.
Light is the fastest-moving stuff in the universe. It travels at an incredible 300,000 kilometers (186,000 miles) per second. So, in a year, light travels far.
Will Mars and the moon will appear the same size on August 27, 2014? Gosh, no. What’s really amazing is the staying power of this 11-year-old hoax.
The longest lunar month of 2014 starts with the August 25 new moon and ends September 24. All you need to know about the varying lengths of the lunar months, here.