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.
This pre-Christmas display of celestial fireworks is due to reach its peak during the long, dark hours from Wednesday night (Dec. 13) into early Thursday morning (Dec. 14).
The total solar eclipse is coming across the United States on Aug. 21; early Sunday morning (July 23) marks the first new moon before the dramatic event.
This Sunday (Feb. 26), a "ring of fire" solar eclipse will be visible from parts of South America and Africa. Here's how this kind of eclipse differs from a total solar eclipse.
A news story began furiously circulating about a month ago about how NASA had just changed the signs of the Zodiac.
The full moon known as this year's Harvest Moon will rise tonight (Sept.16) and will be shaded by a subtle type of eclipse for some skywatchers in Africa, Asia and Australia.
This year, if you have not already noticed, Easter is going to arrive rather early: Sunday, March 27. The date of Easter has a curious link to the moon's phases.
Monday is Feb. 29 – the bissextle or "leap day," an artifact that dates back to the year 46 B.C. Find out how this calendar oddity came to be.
There is no truth to the claim that the Earth will plunge into 15 days of darkness on Nov. 15. Don't be left in the dark on this space hoax.
Here's a skywatching guide for the Sept. 27 "supermoon" total lunar eclipse — the first such event since 1982, and the last until 2033.
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower, produced by debris from Halley's Comet, will peak tonight. Find out where you can see the show, as well as a live webcast hosted by the Slooh observatory.
The Leonid meteor shower of 2014 will peak on Monday and Tuesday (Nov. 17 and 18), but don't expect a dazzling celestial light show. Here's what to expect from the Leonids this year.
The Taurid meteors, sometimes called the "Halloween fireballs," are typically at their best from Nov. 5 through Nov. 12. Unfortunately, a bright moon will dampen the display this year.