The Perseid meteor shower sends bright streaks shooting across the night sky. Stargazers can watch the shower peak this weekend, but the key, experts say, will be patience.
Each year in northern Pennsylvania, hundreds of stargazers attend gatherings under increasingly rare dark skies to look for faint galaxies, star clusters and nebulae.
The two brightest planets in Earth's night sky are millions of miles apart. But due to an astronomical quirk, they appear to be engaging in a cosmic dance tonight. Now that's a moment of awe.
June's full moon gets its nickname from the strawberry harvesting season in the Northeastern U.S. It also happens to be at its closest distance to Earth in its orbit, which makes it a supermoon.
Astronomers noticed it was unlikely the piece of space junk was from the Falcon 9 launch in 2015, due to the gap between the rocket's trajectory and object.
The comet was discovered less than a year ago near the orbit of Jupiter. Now, observers in North America can see it in the northeastern sky around sunrise.
Wipe the dust off your binoculars and extract the family telescope from the back of the closet: Saturn is about to put on its best and brightest show of the year — an act Jupiter will soon follow.