The first lunar eclipse of 2019 will happen on the night of January 20th, peaking at around 9:30pm eastern time, 7:30 in Arizona and Mountain time, 6:30 Pacific. This will also coincide with a supermoon, when the Earth is closest to Earth. To view the phenomenon, just find a spot with a good view of the Moon that night. The entire event will take several hours to unfold.Read More The First Lunar Eclipse of 2019 — It’s Going to be a Supermoon (and Time)
The Geminid Meteor shower is peaking on the nights of December 13th and 14th, delighting viewers on Earth with between 50 and 120 shooting stars every hour. This annual event is sometimes known as “Nature’s Holiday Light Show,” lighting up the skies with bright green streaks. To view the display, head outside after 10 pm, and look to the east. If you are viewing just before dawn, the shooting stars will be seen in the south. Accompanying this display will be a small green comet, known as 46P/Wirtanen. Both the meteor shower and the comet are visible without telescopes or binoculars.Read More Geminid Meteor Shower Peaking Now – View Nature’s Holiday Light Show (and a Green Comet as Well)!
The Lyrid Meteor Shower was seen on the weekend of April 21st and 22nd. The Eta Aquariids are currently visible from the southern hemisphere.Read More Look up! It’s the Lyrid Meteor Shower!
For the first time ever, a supernova is seen in the first moments it erupts. Amazingly, it was spotted by an amateur astronomer. This is his story.Read More Amateur Astronomer Victor Buso Spots Supernova in First Moments of Explosion
January 31,2018 will be a big morning for skygazers across the United States, as a lunar eclipse is coming, featuring a blue moon, blood moon, and supermoon.
Here’s how you can see this amazing astronomical event.