The total lunar eclipse on January 31st — the first of two in 2018 — will be a predawn spectacle that favors western North America.
If it’s clear Wednesday night and Thursday before dawn, keep a lookout high overhead for the "shooting stars" of the Geminid meteor shower.
This week the big near-Earth asteroid 3122 Florence is passing relatively close by, and skywatchers with even modest telescopes have a chance to spot it.
The annual Geminid meteor shower should reach its peak late on December 13th, but bright moonlight will wash out most of this year's meteors.
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It's still a full year away, but huge throngs will be watching coast-to-coast when the Moon's shadow slides across the U.S.
After sunset, Mars and Saturn join the star Antares in the southwest — while Venus and Jupiter create a dramatically "double star" low in the west.
Use a telescope to spot Mercury's silhouette crossing the Sun's disk on May 9th for the first time since 2006. View it live using S&T's exclusive webcast.
A nearby comet is moving into view for Northern Hemisphere skywatchers. Despite bright moonlight nearby, you can try to spot it with binoculars and Sky & Telescope's exclusive finder chart.
If it’s clear this coming Sunday and Monday nights, keep a lookout high overhead for the "shooting stars" of the Geminid meteor shower.