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2024 Lyrid meteor shower: All you need to know

Best time to watch the Lyrid meteor shower: before dawn on the morning of April 22. Sure, there's a bright moon out there. But you might see some!

2024 Atlantic hurricane outlook and list of names

Colorado State University has released its Atlantic hurricane outlook for the upcoming season. Read more here and get the list of 2024's hurricane names.

How Pluto got its heart

The New Horizons spacecraft saw a heart-shaped feature on Pluto during its 2015 flyby. New computer simulations suggest an impact created Pluto's heart.

Use the Big Dipper to find the Little Dipper

Polaris marks the end of the handle of the Little Dipper. The 2 outer stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper point to Polaris and help you find the Little Dipper.

Monday’s total solar eclipse from space

Earth-observing satellites captured imagery of the Moon’s shadow as it raced eastward over North America on the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse.

Asteroid Apophis to sweep close 5 years from tomorrow

Five years from now, on April 13, 2029, the asteroid Apophis will zoom safely past the Earth. This much-anticipated event is a "must-see" for all.

Star-hop from Orion to Sirius, before they go

Star-hopping is going from stars you know ... to stars you don't know. Star-hop from the constellation Orion to Sirius, sky's brightest star, before they sink out of view!

New Horizons finds evidence for 2nd Kuiper Belt

The Pluto spacecraft New Horizons is still alive and speeding outward. Has it found a 2nd Kuiper Belt? The team is hopeful for new spacecraft targets.

Total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024. Experience it here!

The April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse crossed Mexico, the U.S. and Canada! Relive it by watching a replay of EarthSky's livestream here.

Follow the arc to Arcturus, speed on to Spica

If you only ever learn one star mnemonic, make it this one! Arc to Arcturus and speed on to Spica to identify 2 of the sky's brightest stars.

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