Here’s how to watch stunning Quadrantid meteor shower tonight

The Quadrantid meteor shower is peaking, and skywatchers in North America have a good chance of seeing the tail end of the show tonight.  This annual meteor shower typically peaks between Jan. 3 and Jan. 4 each year. This year has thus far provided less-than-ideal views for skywatchers, given that the moon was 81% full […]

Spectacular Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight. Here’s how to watch the show.

The best shooting stars of the year should be visible on Sunday night (Dec. 13) into the wee hours of Monday morning (Dec.14).  That’s when the Geminids meteor shower is expected to peak, according to Sky & Telescope magazine. This annual meteor shower gets its name because the bulk of the meteors seem to emanate […]

How to watch the northern lights across far northern US tonight

A small northern slice of the United States could get a rare glimpse of the northern lights on Thursday (Dec. 10) night.  A geomagnetic storm may cause the lights, or aurora borealis, to dip more southward than usual, according to Space Weather Watch. Earlier this week, there was hope that the northern lights might dip […]

A rare Halloween ‘blue moon’ will shine on trick-or-treaters tonight

If anyone is trying to wake some dark spirits, tonight’s the night. Halloween is here (Oct. 31), along with a full “blue moon” — meaning the second full moon in a single month. All Hallow’s Eve full moons are rare enough, occurring about once every 19 years. But this is the first time since 1944 […]

2 big pieces of space junk could collide tonight

Earth orbit could get a lot more crowded, and a lot more dangerous, on tonight (Oct. 15). Two big pieces of space junk are zooming toward a close approach that will occur Thursday at 8:56 p.m. EDT (0056 GMT on Oct. 16), according to California-based tracking company LeoLabs. The encounter will take place 616 miles […]