This July 23 new moon is the last one before the much-anticipated Great American Eclipse!
A new moon is more or less between the Earth and sun. Its lighted half is turned entirely away from us. Image via memrise.com.
They’re the reason it’s fun to begin watching for meteors in late July. The Delta Aquarid shower is long and rambling and overlaps with the Perseids.
David S. Brown caught this meteor on July 30, 2014, in southwest Wyoming.
This image and video aren’t artists’ illustrations. They’re from a real time-lapse sequence of images – acquired by the Hubble Space Telescope – of the tiny moon Phobos orbiting Mars. Cool!
Asteroid 2012 TC4 might give Earth a close shave in October, 2017. Or the asteroid could pass more distantly. Astronomers are keen to observe it now, to learn more about its orbit.
Asteroid 2012 TC4 as seen by the Remanzacco Observatory team of Ernesto Guido, Giovanni Sostero, Nick Howes on Oct. 9, 2012.
Image via phys.org.
Will you see the moon Saturday morning from the Americas? Not likely, especially as the line of moonrise, and sunrise, edge farther west today. New moon will come on July 23 at 9:46 UTC.
One of the prettiest stories in all skylore surrounds this star. “On the 7th night of the 7th moon … “
SG Collins explains why the Apollo moon landings on the moon in the late 1960s and early ’70s couldn’t have been faked.
SG Collins explains why moon landings not faked
Today is the 48th anniversary of humanity’s historic first steps on the moon. The story in pictures, here.
The world watched on television as Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon's surface on July 20, 1969. It was the first time humans walked another world. As he stepped onto the lunar surface, Armstrong said, "That is one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind."
Shadow bands are elusive ripples of alternate light and dark, flitting over the ground or the sides of buildings during a total solar eclipse. How to take part in an International Shadow Band Campaign during the August 21 eclipse.
Read more about shadow bands via Wolfgang Strickling.