Mirach is guide star to 3 galaxies

Mirach in the constellation Andromeda helps stargazers locate the Andromeda Galaxy, the Triangulum Galaxy, and "Mirach's Ghost" (NGC 404).

Uranus at opposition November 8-9, 2022

Uranus at opposition November 8-9, 2022. At this time, it's brightest for the year and visible to the eye under optimum conditions. Here's how to see it.

Total lunar eclipse on November 8, 2022

It'll be early morning in North America for the November 8, 2022, total lunar eclipse. It's visible across Asia, Australia, the Americas and the Pacific.

Lunar eclipse: Tips for watching the eclipse

A total lunar eclipse is coming up on the morning of November 8, 2022. Here are some tips for watching and enjoying the eclipse.

A total lunar eclipse looks red. Why?

Coming up ... The total lunar eclipse of November 8, 2022. At maximum eclipse, the moon will look red. But why? Earth's atmosphere is the key.

Moon illusion makes the moon look big!

It's nearly full moon. So you might see an extra-large-looking moon low in the sky. Why does the moon look so big? It's because of the "moon illusion".

Taurid meteors in 2022: Watch for fireballs!

The 2 Taurid meteor showers are overlapping around now, making this week a great time to watch. Plus, this year, 2022, there's an extra chance to see fireballs!

Open star clusters are loose groups of stars

Open star clusters are young, loosely bound gatherings of stars that may still be surrounded by the nebula - or space cloud - in which they were born.

Partial solar eclipse October 25, 2022: Watch online

A partial solar eclipse on October 25, 2022, will sweep across Europe, western Asia, northeastern Africa, and the Middle East. Watch online here.

Halloween is a cross-quarter day

A cross-quarter day falls between an equinox and a solstice. Halloween is the year's 4th cross-quarter day and the spookiest day of the year.