The December Geminid meteor shower radiates from the constellation Gemini – in the east in mid-evening or overhead by about 2 a.m.
Posts by Larry Sessions
The best time to look for Jupiter is just ahead. Its retrograde motion begins today. Plus, the moon is near Jupiter tonight, and for the next several nights.
Many constellations have a bright star, but Orion has two: Rigel and Betelgeuse.
The Small Magellanic Cloud resembles a luminous cloud, but it’s really a nearby dwarf galaxy, orbiting our Milky Way.
Ten oddities and misconceptions about space that you may — or may not — have heard before.
Achernar – also known as Alpha Eridani – is the 9th brightest star in Earth’s sky and the flattest star known.
It’s true there is a far side of the moon – a side that remains hidden from Earth. But the moon doesn’t have a permanent dark side.
Moon myths, take that! Five of the most common myths about the moon explained.
Fomalhaut is sometimes called the Loneliest Star. Its planet Fomalhaut b was the first beyond our solar system to be visible to the human eye.
Here’s a collection of 10 unexpected, intriguing facts about the stars of our universe – including our sun – that you probably didn’t know!