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Celestial News & Events

May's Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

On May 26th skywatchers in the Pacific Rim region can watch the Moon pass through the outer fringe of Earth's shadow.

Occultations

A Saturn Occultation for Europeans

On the evening of the 16th, skywatchers across northern Europe will see the Moon occult Saturn. The occultation takes place at midday in northwestern North America.

Celestial Objects to Observe

Asteroid Occultations in April 2002

North American observers can see a 7th- and a 10th-magnitude star occulted by asteroids this month. Here's when and where to look.

Occultations

Local Times for the Occultation of Saturn

For more than 300 cities throughout North America, the following table tells when the planet Saturn will be covered by the Moon. This event takes place in the afternoon or evening hours of Wednesday, February 20th. Cities are grouped by state or province. First click on the abbreviation of your…

Astronomy & Observing News

New Comet: Ikeya-Zhang

A new comet spotted last week may make for some spectacular views in the coming months.

Celestial Objects to Observe

Asteroid Occultations in March 2002

North American observers can see two 10th-magnitude stars occulted by asteroids this March. Here's where to look.

Path of Vesta in early 2002.

Asteroids

Vesta Tours the Hyades

This spring, track the third-largest body in the asteroid belt as it passes by the Hyades.

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