Research suggests the total solar eclipse of August, 1142 coincided with the birth of the Iroquois (Five Nations) Confederacy, near modern-day Victor, New York.
Posts by Bruce McClure
North America will have a ringside seat to the partial eclipse of the sun on October 23, 2014. Eclipse times and more in this post.
Will you see any Orionid meteors tonight? Good chance, even though this morning before dawn might have presented the peak numbers.
2014 is an excellent year for the annual Orionid meteor shower. Expect to see about 10 to 15 meteors per hour on the peak morning, October 21.
How to see Mars – and some tip to telescopic observations the comet – on this special day. Also, how the comet might look from Mars!
At this time of year, you can use the Summer Triangle — and the constellation Cygnus the Swan — to locate the plane of our Milky Way galaxy.
The moon will be below Jupiter in Saturday’s early morning sky instead of above it. Why? Because the moon moves in orbit around Earth.
You can’t miss Jupiter. It’s the bright object near the moon from the wee hours after midnight tonight until the hours before Friday’s dawn.
Look for Aquarius the Water Bearer this month. How to find it, its famous Water Jar asterism, and a few stories from the ancient myths.
Charles Messier didn’t include the Double Cluster in his famous catalog. That’s probably because there’s nothing like this magnificent cluster anywhere in the sky.