Comet C/2017 K2 moves into southern skies

Comet C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS) is now a target for southern skies as it slowly brightens toward perihelion, its closest point to the sun.

2022 September equinox: All you need to know

The September equinox is here! Autumn for the Northern Hemisphere. Spring for the Southern Hemisphere. Here's all you need to know.

Jupiter at opposition soon, closest in 70 years

Earth is about to fly between the sun and Jupiter. Jupiter's opposition will come on September 26. At this 2022 opposition, it's closer than in 70 years!

Visible planets and night sky September and October 2022

In September you can see planets all night. Evening planets are Saturn and Jupiter. Mars rises late. Morning planets are Mars and Jupiter.

Comet 2022 E3 might get bright enough for binoculars

Comet 2022 E3 (ZTF) is headed toward the inner solar system. In early 2023, it should be visible in binoculars as it graces our skies. Learn more here.

Neptune at opposition September 16, 2022

Neptune at opposition - when it's 180 degrees from the sun on the sky's dome - comes on September 16, 2022. You need optical aid to spot it.

Spectacular fireball over UK last night, September 14

Spectacular fireball over UK on the night of September 14, 2022. Details in this post, plus how to report it, if you saw it.

Meteor shower guide: Next up, autumn meteors

Your meteor shower guide for 2022 and early 2023. There are some good ones! Next up ... the Draconids and the Orionids in October.

Our top 10 stargazing tips for beginners

If you're new to observing the night sky, check out our top 10 stargazing tips for beginners. We'll help you explore your love for astronomy.

How to see and enjoy Jupiter’s moons

You can see Jupiter's moons - Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, known as the Galilean satellites - with the help of binoculars or a small telescope.