Will Mars and the moon will appear the same size on August 27, 2014? Nope.
Jupiter and Venus have closest conjunction of any two planets in 2014 before dawn on August 18.
The moon has gotten really large and bright in the sky. Full moon – closest supermoon this year – comes on August 10. Luckily, the Perseids produce more fireballs than any other meteor shower.
The August 2014 supermoon will do its best to drown out the 2014 Perseid meteor shower. Here are 7 tips for enjoying the Perseid meteors in 2014.
The icy core of Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring won’t strike Mars, but dust from the comet might damage our spacecraft.
In the N. Hemisphere, the annual August Perseid meteor shower ranks as the year’s favorite shower. A big, bright supermoon interferes in 2014. So start observing the Perseids soon!
In 2014, late July is best for this shower, thanks to the new moon on July 26, and the shower’s nominal peak around July 29.
The longest lunar month of 2014 will start August 25 and end September 24. All you need to know about the varying lengths of the lunar months, here.
If you’re a beginning stargazer or a veteran of thousands of starlit nights, binoculars can be your best friend. Here’s how to get started.
The moon (and sun) creates the tides. An extra-close full moon creates higher tides. But this same gravitational effect doesn’t extend to humans.
The next eclipse is a total eclipse of the full moon – the Northern Hemisphere’s full Hunter’s Moon – on the night of October 7-8, 2014.
Here are 10 simple tips that can help you connect with the night sky, and have fun.
Pluto’s 2014 opposition comes just one year before the New Horizons spacecraft will encounter this distance world and its moons.
It’s that beautiful time of year again in the N. Hemisphere, when the June solstice – your signal to celebrate summer – is upon us.
Blue Moon can be second of two full moons in a month. Or it can be third of four full moons in a season. Next Blue Moon is the second full moon of July, 2015.
The brightness of Mars in our sky depends on where our two planets are in orbit around the sun.
The Summer Triangle consists of three bright stars in three constellations – Deneb in Cygnus the Swan, Vega in Lyra the Harp, and Altair in Aquila the Eagle.
Eta Aquarids best before dawn May 5, 6, and 7. Good for both the northern tropics and Southern Hemisphere. How to watch, history, radiant point, here.
Best time to see Saturn in 2014 is here! Instructions for finding this beautiful golden planet … here.
Check out these photos and video of the April 29 partial solar eclipse.