On November 21, 2015, following an intense heatwave and prolonged drought here in Mutare, Zimbabwe, a band of moist tropical air originating from Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo brought some welcome rain. Its arrival in Mutare was accompanied by much thunder and lightning. In the evening, spectacular discharges could be observed running from cloud to cloud …
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The November 24 moon is edging up on the constellation Taurus the Bull, with its bright star Aldebaran and prominent Pleiades star cluster. How to spot them. This post also explains how – even though the moon and Taurus will go westward across the sky – the moon is always moving eastward relative to the stars!
With COP21 poised to begin in Paris, a new UN report suggests that weather-related disasters were nearly twice as frequent over the past decade as two decades ago.
A lot of dark matter lies between us and these distant galaxies. Light distortion from gravitational lensing creates the “cat.”
Best currently available images of Pluto and Charon – taken during New Horizons’ flyby – combined to create a view of a full rotation of each of these worlds.
Photographer Mike Taylor in Maine discusses the fact that – while observing the aurora, or northern lights, is a truly awe-inspiring and often breathtaking experience – the images that come out of modern day DSLR cameras may not match what you witness in real life, especially if you live below about 50 degrees N. latitude.
NASA scientists weigh in on whether this year’s El Niño will rival the monster El Niño of 1997-98.
Orion the Hunter is one of the easiest constellations to identify in the night sky. You will find Orion rising in mid-evening in late November and early December. Depending on where you live, this constellation will climb over your eastern horizon by around 9 p.m. tonight. The mighty Hunter appears to be lying on his side when you first spot these stars in the east. Orion’s Belt juts upward, and his two brightest stars — Betelgeuse and Rigel — shine on opposite sides of the Belt.