Located about 2.5 million light-years from our solar system, Andromeda is the most distant object visible to the naked eye.
The tau Herculids from comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann which began to fragment in 1995 may make an appearance on the night of May 30-31.
Solar eclipses are some of nature's most dramatic celestial performances. Here's a look at the science behind the eclipse, and when to watch the next one.
Every year, Earth briefly encounters the Quadrantid meteor shower in early January. Here's how to catch the show.
Here are some of the more noteworthy night sky events that will take place in 2022. So grab your binoculars or telescope.
Wednesday (Sept. 22) marks the equinox, which, thanks to its Latin name meaning "equal night," is often thought of as the day when dark and light each claim 12 hours.
Perseid meteors are already beginning to fall in a display that promises to dazzle skywatchers this month.
The sunrise eclipse on Thursday (June 10) will bring a striking image of a crescent sun rising in the east-northeast.
You can see two space stations in the night sky this weekend, China's Tianhe and the International Space Station.
Three years from today, on Monday, April 8, 2024, more than half a billion people across North America have the chance to see another Great American Solar Eclipse.
Spring will officially arrive on Saturday morning (March 20) with the occurrence of the vernal equinox.
It would only seem appropriate that the final eclipse in this eccentric year of 2020 will be visible only from Patagonia — nicknamed "the end of the world."
The moon and Venus will form a triangle with the Beehive star cluster in the predawn sky on Monday (Sept. 14).
Skywatchers beware: The moon will hinder attempts to observe the Perseids, typically one of the year's most spectacular meteor showers.
The brightest comet to appear in Northern Hemisphere skies in nearly a quarter of a century will soon be ending its run as a naked-eye object.
For years, amateur astronomers have been waiting for a bright, naked-eye comet to pass by Earth — and finally, such an object may have arrived.
The annual Ursid meteor shower will peak during the overnight hours of Sunday (Dec. 22), into the morning hours of Monday (Dec. 23).
Come early Sunday morning (Nov. 18), the famous Leonid meteor shower will reach its peak, with lesser numbers expected on the preceding and following mornings.
Will the weather cooperate for you to get a good look at Mars at its best during its closest approach this week?
A solar eclipse is scheduled for Friday the 13th, but most skywatchers will be unlucky without doing a bit of traveling.
A total eclipse of a "Blue Moon" will occur on Jan. 31 — the first time this has happened since 1866.