Occultations of stars by the Moon occur routinely, but planetary lunar occultations are much rarer birds. That's why I hope you'll make the effort Tuesday morning February 18th to watch the waning crescent Moon occult the planet Mars.
The sky provides. This winter, the fading of Betelgeuse caught us all by surprise. Now, as January wraps up, we can add a new comet discovery and a supernova bright enough to see in a 6-inch telescope to an ever-growing list of seasonal sky wonders.
The Alpha Monocerotids happened as predicted, even if not quite as we expected.
Circle the date November 21st on your calendar, when a brief but potentially spectacular meteor storm might light up the night.
A potentially hazardous asteroid makes a flyby of Earth this Friday, offering amateurs with modest telescopes a chance to ride along.
Four comets, a famous variable star, and sprinkles of dust from Halley's Comet are highlights of the October sky.