Spaceflight
SpaceX Starlink launches for July temporarily grounded
SpaceX Starlink launches are temporarily grounded after an in-flight failure with the 2nd stage of a Falcon 9 rocket. FAA has grounded the Falcon 9 as it investigates.
Human World
Manhattanhenge in 2024: See it tonight and tomorrow night
Each year around May 29 and July 12, New Yorkers watch for Manhattanhenge, an alignment of the sunset along city streets. Get ready for it on July 12 and 13!
Earth

Denisovans coexisted with modern humans on Tibetan plateau

Scientists reported that an extinct species of humans, known as Denisovans, coexisted on the Tibetan plateau with modern humans.
Brightest Stars

Summer Triangle star Deneb is distant and luminous

When you gaze at the bright star Deneb, you’re gazing across thousands of light-years of space at one of the bright stars of the huge Summer Triangle asterism.
Sun

Sun news July 12: A gorgeous prominence erupts from the sun

Sun news for July 12, 2024. A gorgeous prominence erupts from the southeast. Sun activity has decreased to low levels after a day of high flaring.
Astronomy Essentials
Tonight

Visible planets and night sky guide for July

Visible planets and night sky guide for July 2024. Today, July 12, the moon reaches apogee, its farthest distance from Earth in its orbit.
Human World

World Population Day 2024 is today, July 11

Today is World Population Day, organized by the UN and observed on July 11 every year. This year's theme is "To leave no one behind, count everyone."
Spaceflight

Starliner return from ISS still on indefinite hold

In a press conference on July 10, 2024, NASA and Boeing again gave no return date for Starliner and its crew. The mission could extend to mid-August.
Space

Comet Tsuchinshan-ATLAS may be disintegrating

Comet Tsuchinshan-ATLAS, which had a chance to be a bright comet in September and October, may be disintegrating. See finder maps here.
Earth

Death Valley to break all-time Earth heat record?

The National Weather Service is forecasting a high of 131 F (55 C) for Death Valley National Park in California on Thursday. Will it set a new record?