Don’t miss the night sky’s two brightest objects – the moon and Venus – in the east before sunup Thursday morning.
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The longest lunar month of 2014 will start August 25 and end September 24. All you need to know about the varying lengths of the lunar months, here.
At evening, Saturn shines in front of Libra, close to star Zubenelgenubi. Waning moon before dawn is strikingly near star Aldebaran, moving toward planets Venus and Mercury in the coming mornings.
It’s time for what we in the N. Hemisphere consider our best time of year to watch meteors. Learn when and where to catch shooting stars!
On summer nights, two famous stars down from high in the northern sky. Eltanin and Rastaban represent the fiery Eyes of the constellation Draco the Dragon.
By mid-July, Jupiter is gone. As darkness falls, Mars and star Spica are closest together for 2014, with Saturn nearby. Venus and Mercury east before dawn.
The year 2014 has a total of five supermoons. They are the two new moons of January, and the full moons of July, August and September. Everything you need to know here.
The full moon on July 12 ushers in the first of three full-moon supermoons in 2014.
The spacecraft is called New Horizons. It’s been winging its way toward Pluto since 2006, due to sweep closest to Pluto in July of 2015.
The next eclipse is a total eclipse of the full moon – the Northern Hemisphere’s full Hunter’s Moon – on the night of October 7-8, 2014.