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.
The August 2014 supermoon will do its best to drown out the 2014 Perseid meteor shower. Here are 7 tips for enjoying the Perseid meteors in 2014.
In the N. Hemisphere, the annual August Perseid meteor shower ranks as the year’s favorite shower. A big, bright supermoon interferes in 2014. So start observing the Perseids soon!
In 2014, late July is best for this shower, thanks to the new moon on July 26, and the shower’s nominal peak around July 29.
If you’re a beginning stargazer or a veteran of thousands of starlit nights, binoculars can be your best friend. Here’s how to get started.
The moon (and sun) creates the tides. An extra-close full moon creates higher tides. But this same gravitational effect doesn’t extend to humans.
Here are 10 simple tips that can help you connect with the night sky, and have fun.