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The constellation Cassiopeia the Queen has the distinct shape of a W or M. Find her in the north-northeast sky on September and October evenings.
Before the dinosaurs, giant insects ruled the world.
If your sky is dark, you’ll enjoy locating these stars and using this method of finding the Andromeda galaxy.
Photographer Josh Blash wrote: “I caught this surfer riding a rainbow after a storm moved off the New Hampshire coast last Wednesday.”
A sign of the changing season, Sirius – the sky’s brightest star – is visible before sunup. You’ll know it’s Sirius if the very noticeable 3 stars in Orion’s Belt point to it.
American astronomer Asaph Hall discovered Phobos, 1 of the 2 known Martian moons, on this date in 1877.
It’s possible to see the whole circle of a rainbow – but sky conditions have to be just right. Plus you have to be up high!
For more than 2 months, lava has been pouring from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, destroying homes and remaking the land. A compilation of photos and videos, here.
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.
Last night’s 1st quarter moon
Moon sweeps near Saturn and Mars September 17 to 19