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The next eclipse is an annular solar eclipse on September 1, 2016.
Every calendar year has at least 4, but 5, 6 or even 7 eclipses are also possible. Why don’t we see them all?
American astronomer Asaph Hall discovered Phobos, one of the two Martian moons, on this date in 1877. Did he imagine how well we’d see Mars’ moons today?
It’s the insect star of The Silence of the Lambs.
Circumzenithal arcs have been described as an “upside down rainbow” or “a grin in the sky.” They’re wonderful! See photos here.
You call them starfish? They’re brilliant by any name.
Here is the famous Pillars of Creation photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. It’s one of the features within the Eagle Nebula.
The wind map updates every hour and lets you see the movement, flow, and speeds of wind across the United States. Go see it! It’s great!
“A fish out of water might seem an extraordinary thing, but in fact it is quite a common phenomenon,” said these researchers.
Delay those New Year’s plans. World timekeepers have announced they’ll add a leap second just before midnight on December 31, 2016.
Moon and Jupiter at dawn October 27
Orionid meteor in moonlight