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December full moon mimics the June sun

The December full moon is called the Cold Moon, Moon Before Yule, or Long Night Moon. It crosses high in the sky, mimicking the June sun.

Schedar shines brightly at the Queen’s heart

Schedar is the brightest star in the distinctive W-shaped northern constellation Cassiopeia and is visible most of the year from northern latitudes.

Are 2 snowflakes ever the same?

Many billions of snowflakes drift down to Earth's surface in the winter. Some are the lacy or star-type snowflakes. Others are what scientists call 'columns.'

Comets are icy balls of gas and dust

Comets are diffuse balls of ice and dust orbiting the sun. They're sometimes visible in our skies. A comet's tail can stretch millions of miles across space.

Lake-effect snow: New York smashes records

Learn more about what conditions create lake-effect snow and how Buffalo, New York, could see up to 6 feet (1.8 m) of snow by the end of the weekend.

Fiery hourglass star seen by Webb

Astronomers said this week the Webb telescope has viewed a fiery hourglass star. Within the hourglass, they see an edge-on disk, where new planets are forming.

Artemis 1’s journey to launching for the moon

NASA will attempt to launch Artemis 1 - the mighty SLS rocket and its attached Orion space capsule - on November 16, mission managers confirmed on Monday.

Meteor shower guide: Next up, the Geminids

Your meteor shower guide for 2022 and 2023. There are some good ones! Next up ... the Geminids followed by the December Ursids.

Photos – total lunar eclipse – November 8, 2022

Photos of the total lunar eclipse on November 8, 2022, from the wonderful EarthSky community! Thanks to all who submitted photos.

Total lunar eclipse on November 8, 2022

It'll be early morning in North America for the November 8, 2022, total lunar eclipse. It's visible across Asia, Australia, the Americas and the Pacific.