231,711 subscribers and counting ...
The Northern Hemisphere’s full Hunter’s Moon for 2016 falls the nights of October 15 and 16. Will it be bigger, brighter, more colorful?
The moon’s appearance in our sky follows a cycle. The cycle of minor lunar standstills diminishes some Hunter’s Moon characteristics in 2016.
The Draconids are best seen in the evening hours. In 2016, a wide waxing crescent moon will somewhat interfere, but still … give it a try!
2016’s September equinox arrives on the 22nd. Happy autumn (or spring)!
On the day of the equinox, the center of the sun would set about 12 hours after rising – given a level horizon, as at sea, and no atmospheric refraction.
This year’s Harvest Moon on September 16 happens to be an especially close and large full moon. Some will call it a supermoon. Notice that it’s very bright!
The sun will stay in front of the constellation Virgo until it passes in front of the constellation Libra on October 30.
Here’s one you might not know … the intriguing relationship between supermoons and the famous 18-year Saros cycle of eclipses.
A phenomenon known as a “minor lunar standstill” will cause a shift in characteristic moonrise times on the nights around this year’s 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.
Planet Uranus in moon glare December 9
Moon halo and 2 planets