This year’s Chinese New Year starts February 8, 2016, and rings in the Year of the Monkey. Gong Xi Fa Ca, y’all.
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Betelgeuse is a one-in-million star, a rare red supergiant.
Groundhog Day – a celebration with its roots in astronomy – comes every year on February 2. It’s the year’s first “cross-quarter” day.
Look opposite the sky’s brightest star on the sky’s dome. This is the direction our solar system moves through the Milky Way galaxy.
This year’s El Niño has likely reached its peak, say scientists, but given that Earth is hotter than in 135 years, there are no guarantees.
For both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, the full moons have names corresponding to the calendar months or the seasons of the year.
And how many potential supernovae are located within the unsafe distance?
Try it yourself! With a little preparation and a good camera and with a macro lens, you can take your own photos of snowflakes.
Two satellite images show the contrast between the flooded Mississippi River this month and the same area last year. Check out the difference!
Why Orion the Hunter and Scorpius the Scorpion don’t appear in the sky at the same time. Plus … four, maybe five, visible morning planets.