Time will be 7 and 9 p.m. EDT this evening. People in a wide swath of U.S. mid-Atlantic states can see it, if skies are clear.
Draconids, in early October, are usually a sleeper, but watch out if the Dragon awakes! Then watch for Orionids before dawn on the mornings around October 22.
The long-lasting South Taurid meteor shower (September 10 to November 20) may produce a “swarm” of fireballs this month or early next month. Watch for them.
Real-life views of places on Mars where a fictional stranded astronaut, Mark Watney – from the Hollywood movie The Martian – undergoes his many trials.
On October 6, 1995, astronomers announced the discovery of the first planet in orbit around a distant sunlike star. This planet is designated as 51 Pegasi b.
If you want to imagine standing on the surface of the Red Planet Mars … look at this.
There’s now a target date of 2030 for a manned mission to Mars. But how close are we, really, to becoming Martians?
Longest lunar month of 2015 starts with the October 13 new moon and ends with the November 11 new moon. Learn about the varying lengths of lunar months, here.
NASA has announced five investigations for further study in its latest competition for new, relatively small-scale, robotic missions into our solar system.
NASA video simulating a massive typhoon spinning toward China, with something extra added. Plus a word about the Gaia hypothesis.
Astronomers have “weighed” only the nearest supermassive black holes. Now, with a gravity lens and Einstein ring, they’ve weighed one 12 billion light-years away.
Beautiful and fascinating images from the New Horizons spacecraft reveal the large moon’s violent history.
Bright Venus and Jupiter – and fainter Mars – close together in east before dawn. Mercury joins in mid-month. Saturn is the lone evening planet.
Moon myths, take that! Five of the most common myths about the moon explained.
India has reached for the stars with a successful launch of its first astronomy satellite. ASTROSAT carries India’s version of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Mars is a desert world, but it’s not completely dry. Scientists have found liquid water flowing on Mars.
It’s the year’s closest supermoon. It’ll undergo a total eclipse. And, for the Northern Hemisphere, the full moon of September 27-28, 2015 is the Harvest Moon.
This is why the moon is so ‘super’ tonight. This post explains lunar perigee and includes dates of all closest and farthest moons for each month of 2015.
Are you planning on watching the September 27-28 eclipse outside? Here are some tips.
On the wrong part of Earth for tonight’s eclipse? Clouded out? Here are links to online viewing.