Easter generally falls on the 1st Sunday following the 1st full moon following the vernal equinox. Last night’s full moon came about 4 hours after the astronomical equinox. So why isn’t this Sunday Easter?
Image via TheAldertonSwan.
NASA TV will air 3 upcoming spacewalks by ISS astronauts, the first of which happens tomorrow, March 22. Coverage begins at 10:30 UTC (6:30 a.m. EDT). The spacewalk is scheduled to start at 12:05 UTC (8:05 a.m. EDT) and last 6.5 hours.
Astronauts (from left) Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques are pictured in between a pair of spacesuits that are stowed and serviced inside the Quest airlock where U.S. spacewalks are staged. Image via NASA.
New evidence suggests that humans have a magnetic sense that lets our brains detect and respond to Earth’s magnetic field.
Looking for an easy, but profound, sky activity? Note how far the sunset moves on your horizon, as spring shifts toward summer, or autumn toward winter, on your part of the globe.
From the December solstice to the June solstice, the sunset makes its way north, as illustrated in this photo composite by Abhijit Juvekar. Thanks, Abhijit!