From spectacular meteor showers to rare eclipses, these are the best times to plan a stargazing vacation spent under the night sky.
The Quandrantids arrived in late December and continue until mid-January. They are expected to peak on 3-4 January. Here's what you need to know.
Meteor showers are celestial events during which numerous meteors appear in the night sky, originating from what seems like a single location.
The alpha Monocerotids are active every year, and this year produced a few visible meteors around November 22.
While the nation's attention has been focused on Ukraine, global relations with China may be about to take a nose dive.
Most years the Alpha Monocerotids produce a modest display with just a handful of meteors.
Meteors, commonly known as "shooting stars," are the streaks of light we see when small pieces of debris from asteroids or comets enter the Earth's atmosphere and burn up at extremely high speeds.
The incident was captured on several webcams and home security cameras.
Each year, the Taurids peak between the final week of October and first week of November.
The annual event usually begins around October 2, picking up steam towards the middle of the month and petering out as we head into November.
Meteor showers occur when the Earth passes through streams of cosmic debris.
Meteor showers are celestial events in which several shooting stars can be seen in the night sky, appearing to originate from a single point.
The Perseid meteor shower is a phenomenon that happens annually when the Earth passes through a cloud of debris.
Humans have been watching the Lyrids for more than 2,600 years.
The meteor was part of the annual Quadrantid meteor shower.
This giant asteroid is set to come a bit too close for comfort in mid-December.
The latests noises were heard in Colorado.