In the N. Hemisphere, the annual August Perseid meteor shower ranks as the year’s favorite shower. A big, bright supermoon interferes in 2014. So start observing the Perseids soon!
In 2014, late July is best for this shower, thanks to the new moon on July 26, and the shower’s nominal peak around July 29.
If you’re a beginning stargazer or a veteran of thousands of starlit nights, binoculars can be your best friend. Here’s how to get started.
The moon (and sun) creates the tides. An extra-close full moon creates higher tides. But this same gravitational effect doesn’t extend to humans.
Here are 10 simple tips that can help you connect with the night sky, and have fun.
Pluto’s 2014 opposition comes just one year before the New Horizons spacecraft will encounter this distance world and its moons.
It’s that beautiful time of year again in the N. Hemisphere, when the June solstice – your signal to celebrate summer – is upon us.
Blue Moon can be second of two full moons in a month. Or it can be third of four full moons in a season. Next Blue Moon is the second full moon of July, 2015.
The brightness of Mars in our sky depends on where our two planets are in orbit around the sun.
The Summer Triangle consists of three bright stars in three constellations – Deneb in Cygnus the Swan, Vega in Lyra the Harp, and Altair in Aquila the Eagle.