Yes, at the Earth’s South Pole, high noon comes only once a year, on the December summer solstice. Yet, it’s midnight at the other end of the world – at the Earth’s North Pole – where midnight only comes once a year, on the December winter solstice.
There are more than 450 active and dormant volcanoes located within the Ring of Fire. Plus it’s prone to powerful earthquakes. Here’s why.
Every so often, the International Space Station (ISS) becomes visible in your night sky. It’ll look like a bright star moving quickly above the horizon. The ISS is so bright, it can even been seen from the center of a city. Here’s how you can spot the ISS in your night sky.
Happy birthday to all our December-baby friends! December has two birthstones, turquoise and zircon.
Here’s your FAQ for this Friday ….
Light is the fastest-moving stuff in the universe. It travels at an incredible 300,000 kilometers (186,000 miles) per second. That’s very fast. A light-year is the distance light travels in one year. How far is that?
Ah, Thanksgiving Day. You pile your plates with turkey, dressing, two kinds of potatoes, cranberries – all the traditional foods – and dig in. Second helpings? Of course! An hour later, after plenty of food and conversation, you push back and notice you’ve become very, very sleepy. You think, “I’m sleepy because turkey is high in tryptophan.”
Here’s a question we get regularly:
Is it true that Jupiter could be considered our friendliest planet because – without Jupiter – comets would be more likely to hit us?
The answer is yes … and no.
Your Friday FAQ! Here’s what causes those rings of light around the sun or moon … plus lots of cool photos.
Supervolcanoes – massive eruptions with potential global consequences – don’t appear to follow the conventional volcano mechanics, say researchers.
Friday FAQ! Over its lifetime of about 25 years, this bird can fly a million kilometers – nearly three times the distance from the Earth to the moon. What is it?