The peak of the Aurigid meteor shower has passed, but you still might see meteors in early September. Expect a handful each hour in a clear, dark sky.
Light is the fastest-moving stuff in the universe. It travels at an incredible 300,000 kilometers (186,000 miles) per second. So, in a year, light travels far.
Will Mars and the moon will appear the same size on August 27, 2013? Nope.
The zodiacal light is an eerie light extending up from the horizon. No matter where you are on Earth, springtime or autumn is the best time to see it.
Blue Moon can be second of two full moons in a month. Or it can be third of four full moons in a season. The August 20-21 Blue Moon is the seasonal kind.
You might see a lot or you might not see many, but if you stay in the house, you won’t see any.
It’s time to look for the star known as Mira the Wonderful. It’s a famous variable star in the constellation Cetus the Whale.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the annual August Perseid meteor shower probably ranks as the all-time favorite meteor shower of the year.
The moon will drown some Delta Aquarids from view tonight, during the predawn peak. But this shower keeps going and will combine with the Perseid meteor peak on August 11-13.
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.