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If you were looking with the eye alone, how far away in space would our planet Earth still be visible?
August 27, 2016 was the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus. Sky’s 2 brightest planets. Closest conjunction of any 2 planets in 2016.
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.
Two photos of this week’s planet and moon spectacular, from a master sky photographer, from one of Earth’s most pristine skies.
Autumn’s false dawn
Rosetta spacecraft selfie with comet