A beautiful view of the waning crescent moon, Pleiades star cluster and bright star Aldebaran In dark eastern skies before dawn on July 21.
Posts by Larry Sessions
The moon (and sun) creates the tides. An extra-close full moon creates higher tides. But this same gravitational effect doesn’t extend to humans.
The ruby Heart of Scorpius is the 16th brightest star in our sky and one of the most gigantic stars known.
World timekeepers will not add a leap second on June 30, 2014. Meanwhile, a proposal to dump the leap second has been deferred until 2015.
Moon myths, take that! Five of the most common myths about the moon explained.
What do you mean by noon? Do you define it by your clock or wristwatch? Or the gnawing in your stomach? Here’s how astronomers think about noontime.
Seeing animals in clouds, or a face in the moon, are examples of pareidolia. Look here for photos and to test your own ability to see things that aren’t there.
A rundown of space objects visible under the right conditions to the unaided human eye during the day.
Two noticeable stars in the Little Dipper are said to guard the north celestial pole because they circle so close to Polaris.
The third star in the system, a red dwarf called Proxima Centauri, is thought to be about 4.22 light-years distant and is actually our sun’s closest neighbor.