Explore the Night with Bob King
See the Young Moon and the Lyrid Meteor Shower
We have an exciting week ahead with a crescent Moon that might break your observing record followed by a well-timed Lyrid meteor shower.
Pleasures of Lunar Pareidolia
Do you still see animal shapes in clouds? If so, you'll enjoy doing the same with the Moon, home to the Moon Maiden, a giant pair of scissors, and other fantastic specters of light and shadow.
Explore the Night with Bob King
Election Eclipse — Last Total Lunar Eclipse till 2025
Set the alarm and bring plenty of coffee. We've got a total lunar eclipse coming that you don't want to miss.
New Life for Lunar Seismic Data
A team of planetary scientists has reprocessed Apollo-era seismic data to meet modern forms, ensuring that these precious measurements remain usable for the next generation.
Korea's Lunar Orbiter Heads for the Moon
South Korea's lunar orbiter has launched successfully for the Moon, joining a growing number of missions there.
Solving an Earthshine Mystery
Something we take for granted about the crescent Moon's appearance may be nothing more than an optical illusion.
Found: Booster Impact Crater on the Farside of the Moon
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission has found the impact site created March 4th. The crater might help reveal the impactor's identity.
Mission Update: Mars and the Moon
Mission teams presenting at this week's Lunar and Planetary Science Conference provided updates on the Perseverance and Zhurong rovers at Mars, Chang'e 5's lunar sample return, and more.
How Apollo 17 Is Preparing Artemis for a Return to the Moon
Researchers gear up for Artemis and a new generation of lunar exploration, with a look at samples from the final crewed mission to the Moon.
Set Your Sights on This Lunar Bull’s-Eye
Go ahead, live on the edge: Grab your chance this month to see Mare Orientale, one of the most spectacular lunar seas most people have never seen.
A Near-Miss Total Lunar Eclipse
A near-total lunar eclipse will be widely visible across North America on the night of November 18–19. Dress warmly and go for it!
International Observe the Moon Night 2021
Join fellow lunar enthusiasts all over the world in celebrating the Moon this weekend.
Two Impacts, Not Just One, May Have Formed The Moon
The Moon may have formed in a one-two punch, new simulations suggest.
“True” Blue Moon Occurs Sunday, August 22nd
If skies are clear this weekend, we’ll see the full Moon. And not just any old full Moon, but the Blue Moon — the “true” Blue Moon.
It’s the Blue Moon . . . the “True” Blue Moon!
If skies are clear this weekend, you'll see the full Moon. And not just any old full Moon, but the Blue Moon . . . the "true" Blue Moon!
7 Easy Things to See on the “Supermoon”
Seven easy and rewarding targets to explore when the Moon is full.
Water on the Moon Isn't Just at the Poles
Water exists even on the sunlit Moon, a new study shows — trapped in glass beads but still extractable for lunar exploration.
Moon’s Magnetism Might Have Protected Earth
The Moon's magnetic field, now long gone, might once have shielded Earth from the young Sun's radiation.
International Observe the Moon Night Is Here
International Observe the Moon Night is here. Step outside Saturday evening and admire our closest celestial neighbor with your family.
New, Incredibly Detailed Geologic Map of the Moon
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has released a new 1:5,000,000 map of the Moon that provides a wealth of information about its surface.