You can use the Big Dipper to find the bright star Capella in the constellation Auriga. The top two bowl stars point toward Capella. Chart here.
Comet Lovejoy has been visible with binoculars in the predawn sky, near the famous Beehive star cluster. How to spot it, plus best photos, here.
Much of the world can see at least a partial solar eclipse on Sunday, November 3. From North America’s east coast, the eclipse will be in progress at sunrise.
Yes, Halloween is an astronomical holiday.
Want to watch the Orionids in 2013? You can try, but a bright moon will drown out all but the brightest meteors.
The Hunter’s Moon is the full moon after the Harvest Moon. In 2013, it falls on the night of October 18-19 or 19-20.
The diminished inclination of the moon’s orbit to Earth’s equator lessens the impact of this year’s Hunter’s Moon.
Find the two brightest stars in Draco the Dragon, to gaze into the Dragon’s flaming eyes and to behold the radiant point of the Draconid meteor shower. Sound exciting?
October 7 and 8, 2013 present two chances for seeing Venus in daylight, because the moon appears near this planet.