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Here are 10 great viewing spots to watch the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse, weather permitting.
During a total solar eclipse, the daytime sky darkens, and bright stars and planets pop into view. Charts here, identifying which ones for the August 21, 2017 eclipse.
The rate of fireballs – or bright meteors – has been observed to go up in the Northern Hemisphere by as much as 30% from February through April. 2016 was a good year for spring fireballs. 2017, not so much.
The American Astronomical Society is the U.S. association of professional astronomers. The Society wants to help you publicize your event for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse.
The occultation by the moon of Aldebaran – brightest star in Taurus the Bull – was visible from North America. Great set of photos here from the EarthSky community!
The season for star parties – where amateur astronomers with telescopes will show you the night sky – is just ahead. Find one near you …
The comet’s orbital period is short – only 3.3 years – and the orbit is relatively close to Earth. Encke’s Comet is now on its 63rd known visit to our part of space.
The zodiacal light is an eerie light extending up from the horizon. Late winter/early spring is a great time to see it.
Some extremely large and hot stars blaze away with the luminosity of a million suns! But other stars look bright only because they’re near Earth.
How to see the constellation Gemini in the night sky, plus some of ancient lore about the legendary Twins.
Black dog, rising moon, San Juan Islands