The shallower inclination of the moon’s orbital plane, relative to the plane of the Earth’s equator, reduces the phenomenon of the Harvest Moon in 2015.
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.
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.
If you were looking with the eye alone, how far away in space would our planet Earth still be visible?
September 2015 presents two eclipses. A partial solar eclipse takes place on September 13. A total eclipse of a supermoon comes on September 27-28.
Even as September is beginning, you have several more months to see the large asterism known as the Summer Triangle.
The next Blue Moon will be on May 21, 2016. It’s a seasonal Blue Moon, the third of four full moons between the March equinox and the June solstice of 2016.
Will Mars and the moon will appear the same size at some point in 2015? Gosh, no. What’s really amazing is the staying power of this 12-year-old hoax.
Finding star distances isn’t easy. Here’s how it’s done, and why astronomers recently modified the distance estimate to the famous star Betelgeuse.
In N. Hemisphere, August’s Perseid meteor shower ranks as a favorite. You can see these meteors from S. Hemisphere, too. 2015 is a great year for this shower!