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See Mars, Saturn and the star Antares in a line on our sky’s dome. Photos here from the EarthSky community. Thanks to all who posted!
We thought we might get through this summer without the dumb hoax about Mars as big as a full moon rearing its head. But, no.
Where’s the best place to see the August 21, 2017 eclipse? Here are 10 great viewing spots to gaze upon nature’s grandest spectacle, weather permitting.
The next eclipse is an annular solar eclipse on September 1, 2016.
Every calendar year has at least 4, but 5, 6 or even 7 eclipses are also possible. Why don’t we see them all?
Perseid meteor shower peak was predicted for the morning of August 12. If you missed it, watch for meteors in a country sky between midnight and dawn Saturday morning.
The Perseid meteor shower probably peaked on the night of August 11-12. Look for meteors tonight, too, and especially in the hours before dawn on August 13.
Coming up, the conjunction of Mars and Saturn on August 24, and the conjunction Venus and Jupiter on August 27.
Two photos of this week’s planet and moon spectacular, from a master sky photographer, from one of Earth’s most pristine skies.
Want to try to capture a meteor on film? The first step is planning. The next step is to gather your equipment. Then on to the capture process itself.
People get excited about conjunctions in astronomy, and they are often beautiful. EarthSky community member Tom Wildoner provides an illustration.
Three of the 5 planets are easy to see. Two aren’t so easy. Charts and info here that can help you see all 5 planets together in early August 2016.
How to watch a meteor shower. Tips for beginners.
How to spot the radiant point for the Delta Aquarid meteor shower, going on now. Plus … why meteors in annual showers have radiant points.
Delta Aquarid shower officially began mid-July. Nominal peak July 28 or 29. The shower is long and rambling. If you watch the Perseids in August, you’ll see Delta Aquarids then, too.
Fly along with Earth’s shadow in a video depicting the path of the August 21, 2017 total eclipse of the sun, first eclipse over the continental U.S. since 1979.
What are the odds? Peter Lowenstein caught Venus and Mercury on the evening of their conjunction – July 16, 2016 – setting through a thin break in the clouds.
How can we comprehend the distances to the stars? This post brings the scale of light-years down to the scale of miles and kilometers.
The waxing crescent moon swept near Jupiter this weekend as seen from all parts of Earth. Photos from EarthSky friends, here …
Venus is returning to the west after sunset. We’re hearing reports of brief glimpses of it, low in the twilight. EarthSky community photos here!
Great Square of Pegasus points to Andromeda galaxy
Mars and Saturn over the Alps