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.
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.