Each calendar year has at least four eclipses – two solar and two lunar. Most years have four, but five, six or even seven eclipses are also possible.
Try to catch the young moon, Mercury and star Spica in the sunset direction on September 25 and/or 26. Best seen from S. Hemisphere. N. Hemisphere viewers … try it!
September equinox is Monday at 9:29 p.m. CDT (September 23 at 2:29 UTC).
The diminished inclination of the moon’s orbit to Earth’s equator lessens the impact of this year’s Harvest Moon.
The tide almanacs recommended here are based on astronomical influences on the tides. They can help you know when to expect high and low tides.
That bright moon now in the evening sky is waxing toward a Harvest Moon on the night of September 8-9. A super Harvest Moon!
The zodiacal light is an eerie light extending up from the horizon. No matter where you are on Earth, springtime or autumn is the best time to see it.
Light is the fastest-moving stuff in the universe. It travels at an incredible 300,000 kilometers (186,000 miles) per second. So, in a year, light travels far.
Will Mars and the moon will appear the same size on August 27, 2014? Gosh, no. What’s really amazing is the staying power of this 11-year-old hoax.
The longest lunar month of 2014 starts with the August 25 new moon and ends September 24. All you need to know about the varying lengths of the lunar months, here.