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Eddie Irizarry

Comet Nishimura and the Sigma-Hydrid meteors

Comet Nishimura may be the parent comet to the Signma-Hydrid meteor shower, which peaks December 9-12. The comet made a splash in astrophotos!

Eyewitnesses saw fiery Starship reentry over Caribbean

After Starship launched on November 18, 2023, the spaceship self-destructed. Witnesses around Puerto Rico saw what they believe to be its fiery reentry.

Lost tool bag from spacewalk caught on video

NASA astronauts accidentally lost a tool bag during a spacewalk on November 2. Now, observers on the ground have caught the tool bag on video. See it here.

Seeing sunspots during the solar eclipse on October 14

If you're using safe filters during the annular or partial solar eclipse on October 14, 2023, look for sunspots around the disk of the dark moon.

Starlink satellite disintegrates over the Caribbean

Watch as a Starlink satellite disintegrates on video over the Caribbean on September 6, 2023. See 3 angles of the satellite burning up here.

200-foot asteroid 2023 DZ2 passed closer than moon

Asteroid 2023 DZ2 safely passed Earth at less than half the distance between the moon and Earth on March 24-25, 2023. More info here.

New comet – C/2023 A3 Tsuchinshan – could be bright in 2024

A newly discovered comet, C/2023 A3 (Tsuchinshan-ATLAS), could be quite bright in October 2024. Learn more about the comet here.

Asteroid will pass Earth safely on February 15-16

A 1/2 mile wide (1 km wide) asteroid will pass Earth safely on February 15 and 16, 2023. Observers with telescopes can spot it. See star charts here.

Green comet passes Aldebaran on February 14 and 15

The green comet - Comet 2022 E3 (ZTF) - will pass near the bright star Aldebaran on February 14 and 15. Find maps and guidance on how to see the pair.

Comet C/2017 K2 is closest to the sun Dec 19

Comet C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS) reaches its closest point to the sun - perihelion - on December 19, 2022. It's now a target for southern skies.