Sun pillars, or light pillars, are shafts of light extending from the sun or other bright light sources. They’re caused by ice crystals drifting in Earth’s air.
December solstice 2018 arrives on December 21 at 22:23 UTC. High summer for the Southern Hemisphere. For the Northern Hemisphere, the return of more sunlight!
Earlier this year, scientists were surprised to discover a huge forest of coldwater corals off the coast of South Carolina. A scientist aboard the expedition discusses the find.
The list includes neon fish, a fast-spinning spider, moray eels, venomous snakes, and more!
According to the recent IPCC Special Report, warming of 1.5°C (2.7°F) is an important threshold for many climate impacts. What might our planet look like with 1.5°C of warming?
Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count is one of the longest-running citizen science projects in existence. How to participate.
The World Meteorological Organization has said there’s a “75–80% chance” of a fully-fledged El Niño event by February, 2019. Click in for a good video from ESA describing El Niños and their global effects.
Geckos are renowned for their acrobatic feats on land and in the air. Turns out they can also run on water.
Italy’s Phlegraean Fields – one of Earth’s most active and volatile volcanic regions – is readying for a catastrophic eruption, says new research. But not for thousands of years.
For the southernmost U.S and similar latitudes, the earliest sunsets of the year are happening now. Your earliest sunset depends on your latitude, but always comes before the winter solstice.
See it! Venus and Jupiter before sunup
Moon pairs with Regulus on January 22