Perseid Meteor Shower To Peak Wednesday, 60 Shooting Stars Per Hour PredictedPeople looking for a shooting star to wish upon may find Wednesday overnight to be a dream come true.
Rare Blue Moon Returns Friday After 3-Year HiatusSkywatchers are in for a rare treat this Friday as a Blue Moon takes center stage for a show that happens once every three years.
Radiant Meteor Shower With Chance For 100 Shooting Stars Per Hour Happening NowAn April meteor shower known for uncommon surges of up 100 shooting stars per hour is on tap for the next few days.
StarDate 11/26/2014: Galaxy MergersGalaxies could use a set of traffic cops — they’re always running into each other. These galactic wrecks can produce some of the most beautiful objects in the universe.
Blood Moon Returns: Total Eclipse On Wednesday Will Be A Rare 'Selenelion'California and several other states in the western United States are getting front row seats early Wednesday morning to the second and final total eclipse in the "Blood Moon" tetrad series of 2014.
StarDate 8/13/2014: Scanning The 'Barcode' Of The SunUntil the middle of the 19th century, the stars were little more than mysterious points of light. Astronomers could plot a star’s position in the sky, or record changes in its brightness, but that was about all
StarDate 8/6/2014: Taking A Census Of Our Stellar Neighborhood In a time when astronomers are studying galaxies that are billions of light-years away, you might think that we know everything there is to know about our own cosmic neighborhood.
StarDate 7/25/2014: Logging Star Clusters In Sagittarius One of the first items on almost any amateur astronomer’s “to-do” list is completing the Messier marathon — looking at all 110 objects cataloged by Charles Messier. Messier himself began the first marathon 250 years ago.
StarDate: ‘New’ StarsAt Christmas of 1934, a bright “new” star exploded to life in Hercules. For a few days, it was one of the brightest stars in the night sky. It made the front pages of newspapers, and astronomers tracked it for months as it slowly faded from sight.
Supermoon Facts To Impress Your DateIf you find yourself out gazing at a supermoon with a special someone, here are a few facts to help you impress them because you can actually tell them why the moon looks so huge, and where the term ‘supermoon’ came from.
StarDate 7/9/2014: A Glittering Test Subject In The Summer SkyOver the decades, when astronomers wanted a subject for testing new techniques for studying the stars, they frequently turned to Vega, the brightest star of Lyra, the harp.
StarDate: Eta Carinae One of the most intriguing star systems in the galaxy may be about to get a lot more interesting.