On August 11, 2015, the sun enters the constellation Leo the Lion, and has its annual conjunction with the star Regulus on August 23. Dates of sun’s entry into each zodiacal constellation and the corresponding ecliptic longitude (sun’s position in degrees, east of the March equinox point), inside.
Happy birthday to our August friends! This is one of your birthstones, peridot. Your other birthstone is sardonyx.
Read about both of your birthstones….
We’ve all seen virga, but maybe not known what it’s called. Virga is rain that evaporates before it hits the ground. Enjoy these photos!
It’s said that once you’ve seen a green flash, you’ll never go wrong in matters of the heart. Here’s all you need to know to see the legendary green flash, plus great pics.
Venus is bright because it’s nearby, because it’s blanketed in highly reflective clouds and because of its location in orbit with respect to Earth now.
Next time you see crepuscular rays or sunrays extending from the horizon … turn around. You might catch a glimpse of elusive anticrepuscular rays.
If you’re celebrating the 4th of July by attending a fireworks display, maybe you’ll look up and wonder: What creates those red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple colors exploding in the night sky?
Happy birthday to all you July babies! Your birthstone, the ruby, is among the most highly prized of gemstones. Large rubies are harder to find than large diamonds, emeralds and sapphires.
If you run a damp finger along the rim of a glass, you might hear a faint, ghostly hum – the resonant frequency of the glass. To shatter the glass, a singer’s voice has to match that frequency, or pitch, at an extremely loud level, and the glass must have microscopic defects.
Solstice – year’s longest day for northern part of Earth – was Sunday. But our hottest weather is still to come. Likewise, the coldest weather is ahead for S. Hemisphere.