The December Geminid meteor shower radiates from the constellation Gemini – in the east in mid-evening or overhead by about 2 a.m.
The famous Leonid meteor shower peaks between midnight and dawn on Monday (November 17) and Tuesday (November 18).
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane – a craft intended to carry tourists on suborbital flights – exploded and crashed during a test flight Friday.
Yes, Halloween is an astronomical holiday.
Three eclipses in one calendar month are rare. Three eclipses in one lunar month are more common. From 2000-2050, it happens 14 times.
Details on the annual Orionid meteor shower. How and when to watch. In 2014, the peak morning is October 21, but try the mornings before and after, too.
The close pass of Comet Siding Spring to Mars was exciting! Closest approach was October 19. Watch for photos from the event here at EarthSky.org.
The diminished inclination of the moon’s orbit to Earth’s equator lessens the impact of this year’s Hunter’s Moon.
Can you believe it? A meteor shower on the night of the lunar eclipse.
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?