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Best places to watch 2017 eclipse

Where’s the best place to see the August 21, 2017 eclipse? Here are 10 great viewing spots to gaze upon nature‚Äôs grandest spectacle, weather permitting.


Dates of lunar and solar eclipses in 2016

The next eclipse is an annular solar eclipse on September 1, 2016.

Total solar eclipse via Fred Espenak

How many eclipses in 1 calendar year?

Every calendar year has at least 4, but 5, 6 or even 7 eclipses are also possible. Why don’t we see them all?

Photo by Jack Fusco

Perseid meteors: All you need to know

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.

Photo taken August 4, 2016 by Yuri Beletsky in Chile's Atacama Desert.

Venus, Mercury and the moon!

Two photos of this week’s planet and moon spectacular, from a master sky photographer, from one of Earth’s most pristine skies.

Geminid meteor in 2012 by Henry Shaw.

Learn to shoot photos of meteors

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.


What is a conjunction?

People get excited about conjunctions in astronomy, and they are often beautiful. EarthSky community member Tom Wildoner provides an illustration.


See all 5 bright planets after sunset

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.

Randy Baumhover captured this image at Meyers Creek Beach on the Oregon coast.

Top 10 tips for meteor-watchers

How to watch a meteor shower. Tips for beginners.

The star Skat is the 3rd-brightest in the faint constellation Aquarius.

Delta Aquarid radiant point near Skat

How to spot the radiant point for the Delta Aquarid meteor shower, going on now. Plus … why meteors in annual showers have radiant points.