Super-sized Lunar Eclipse
On Saturday morning, Dec. 10th, sky watchers in the western United States and Canada will witness a total lunar eclipse swollen to super-sized proportions by the Moon illusion.
Solstice Lunar Eclipse
On the first day of northern winter, when the full Moon passes almost dead-center through Earth's shadow. For 72 minutes of eerie totality, an amber light will play across the snows of North America.
What's Up Podcasts
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The Man Behind Comet Hartley 2
Twenty-four years ago, Malcolm Hartley discovered a comet. Recently, he watched as a NASA spacecraft visited it up close.
Watch Out for the Super Harvest Moon
For the first time in almost 20 years, northern autumn is beginning on the night of a full Moon. The coincidence sets the stage for a "Super Harvest Moon" and a must-see sky show to mark the change of seasons.
How to See the Best Meteor Showers
Whether you're watching from a downtown area or the dark countryside, here are some tips to help you enjoy these celestial shows of shooting stars.
Closest Encounter with Jupiter until 2022
Jupiter and Earth are converging for their closest encounter in more than a decade. Only the Moon itself is outshining the giant planet in the midnight sky, and the view through a telescope is dynamite.