February's 'Snow Moon', the second full moon of 2024, will be the farthest from Earth this year and will appear the smallest in the sky when it rises on Saturday (Feb. 24).
On Feb. 22, Venus and Mars will look like a cosmic colon as they appear side by side in the predawn sky.
Twinkling stars can throw off telescope observations. To correct that, observatories like the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii create 'artificial stars' with lasers to hone their equipment.
The total solar eclipse on April 8 is part of a repeating pattern of eclipses that last visited North America in 1970. Here’s why the same eclipse repeats every 54 years.
From "diamond rings" to Baily's beads, here's what to look for during the brief darkness in the day within the path of totality on April 8.
Forty years ago this week, the first untethered spacewalk resulted in one of space exploration's most iconic images.
On April 8, a total solar eclipse will be visible in 15 U.S. states that sit along the path of totality. But how does the path of totality work, and where's the best viewing spot? Here's everything you need to know.
The April 8 total solar eclipse will be visible from many large cities, but anyone looking for skies free of light pollution should check out one of these dark-sky parks and reserves in the path of totality.
ESO 420-G013 is a face-on spiral galaxy with an almost perfectly round disk and an active black hole lighting up its starry guts.
The April 8 total solar eclipse will be visible from several astronomical observatories across North America. Here are four that have big events planned for the day the sun disappears.
The exact same celestial geometry that will cause a total solar eclipse in North America on April 8 will produce the longest one ever, but not for another 162 years.
Take a trip through the maze-like valleys and canyons of a unique place in the solar system: Mars' 'labyrinth of night.'
The first full moon of 2024, sometimes nicknamed the Wolf Moon, will rise into winter skies this week, appearing bright and full from Wednesday to Friday.
The Vera C. Rubin Observatory, which could change astronomy forever when it comes online this August, looks like a planet all its own in this surreal new photo.
Experience the April 8 total solar eclipse from Eclipse Island, Corona, Moon Island, or one of these other eclipse-themed locations.
The irregular dwarf galaxy UGC 8091 is likely a building block of ‘grand design’ galaxies like our Milky Way.
In our favorite space image of the week, NASA's Juno spacecraft got an unprecedented look at Jupiter's volcanic moon Io from just 930 miles away.
On April 8, 2024, more than 31 million people in North America will witness a total solar eclipse, around a third of them in just 10 cities.
Find out exactly when to see the full moons of 2024, including dates for supermoons and a two lunar eclipses.
The 2024 stargazing guide includes a rare total solar eclipse, two bright comet flybys and three supermoons. Here are all the dates you need to know.
Up to 120 shooting stars per hour could be visible during a brief peak of the Quadrantid meteor shower — the year's first meteor shower, coming to North America Jan. 3 and 4.
The James Webb Space Telescope reveals a stunning new portrait of ice giant Uranus, featuring its frigid rings and 14 of 27 moons.
The next total solar eclipse visible from North America is coming April 8, 2024. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the next solar eclipse.
The Cold Moon — the 13th and final full moon of 2023 — will rise on Dec. 26 and reach higher in the night sky than any other. It will also appear full on Dec. 25 and 27.
Jupiter and a bright moon will shine together on the winter solstice, which occurs Dec. 21-22 in the Northern Hemisphere.