The shower will peak in the UK on 21 and 22 October...
Prepare to be blown away.
It would take a while to count the stars in the sky but that’s exactly what scientists, astronomers and countryside campaigners want you to do. The sixth annual star count is taking place over the next month to help map light pollution in the UK. To get involved you need to go outside, count the stars in the Orion constellation and submit your results online before 23rd February. The initiative was started by the Campaign to Protect Rural England and the British Astronomical Society.
A rare “super blood wolf moon” combined three naturally occurring phenomena on January 21st, with a total lunar eclipse, a tint of red from the sun’s rays and at the same time, the moon was at its closest to the earth. People from Brighton to Buenos Aires enjoyed the rare sight, with the next one happening in 2021.
The most detailed image yet of a 40-billion-star neighbouring galaxy has been captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
On December 13 and 14, up to 120 meteors an hour will be visible in what will be the last major astronomical spectacle of 2018.
Venus is orbiting inside Earth's path, and as it comes round and gets closer to Earth it reflects more light from the sun, appearing brighter and brighter in the east before sunrise – much to the delight of social media!
We know that another asteroid is on its way to impact, but we still don’t know when or where