Get out your comfy blankets and red light flashlights: August is going to be quite a month for skywatchers.
Usually this month is a great time to watch the skies — it’s warm and home to one of best meteor showers of the year — but August 2017 in particular will be jam-packed with some particularly great events, including not one but two eclipses.
The spacey festivities kick off on August 7 with a partial lunar eclipse gracing skies above much of Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia.
Lunar eclipses happen when the moon dips partially or fully into Earth’s shadow. Read more…