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Scutum has only has 4 stars that make up the constellation outline, but it’s noticeable in a dark sky because a rich region of the Milky Way is behind it.
Partial solar eclipse July 13. Total lunar eclipse July 27. Partial solar eclipse August 11.
In 2018, there are 13 full moons and 12 new moons, but only 5 eclipses – 2 lunar and 3 solar.
Dogs, monkeys and dolphins all show expressions akin to human smiles. Sharks may look as if they’re smiling, but are they, really?
Lists of common full moon names – both by month and by season – for both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
Summertime is a great time for star parties, in part because, at this time of year, we can see toward the galaxy’s center. Plus it’s the best time to see Saturn now, and Mars will be bright this summer. Join in, and have fun!
A firefly’s familiar glow is caused by a chemical reaction. Explanation here, plus many wonderful firefly photos.
See how sunlight falls on Earth’s surface during the solstices and equinoxes, and get a better understanding of why Earth’s tilt causes the seasons.
They’re back! People at high latitudes are seeing noctilucent or “night-shining” clouds, which always return to the skies around this time of year. Don’t miss the gorgeous photos in this post!
A large ring or circle of light around the sun or moon is called a 22-degree halo by scientists.
Mars from the International Space Station
On July 20, the bright “star” near the moon is Jupiter