Only night owls and early birds can see Saturn this month. By April, Saturn will rise into the evening sky before your bedtime. Viewing tips and charts inside.
For both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, the full moons have names corresponding to the calendar months or the seasons of the year.
Groundhog Day comes every year on February 2. It has its roots in astronomy, in the sense that it’s a seasonal festival, tied to the movement of Earth around the sun.
Jupiter is always closest around the time of its yearly opposition, which came on January 5, 2014. For the rest of this month, Jupiter is at its best!
Will Mars and the moon will appear the same size on August 27, 2014? Nope.
The 2014 Quadrantid meteor shower is likely to be at its best before dawn on January 3 for North America, and before dawn on January 4 in Asia.
A supermoon’s effects are imperceptible, far smaller than those encountered in other everyday situations, such as being near a mountain or even a large building.
A wondrous star has grown to be a major symbol of Christmas around the world. But what was it, really?
The December solstice marks the longest night in Northern Hemisphere and longest day in the Southern Hemisphere. Celebration time!