Wow! A rare waterspout over Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan

An EarthSky community member caught this rare waterspout over Sun Moon Lake on November 16, 2023. What a catch! Thank you, Bob!

Lost tool bag from spacewalk caught on video

NASA astronauts accidentally lost a tool bag during a spacewalk on November 2. Now, observers on the ground have caught the tool bag on video. See it here.

Iceland braces for eruption of Fagradalsfjall volcano

Iceland declared a state of emergency on November 10, 2023, near Fagradalsfjall volcano, dormant for 800 years until 2021. Now it looks poised to erupt again.

Halley’s Comet is Edmond Halley’s namesake. Happy birthday, Edmond!

Astronomer Edmond Halley is famous for predicting the return of the comet that we now know as Halley's Comet. Edmond was born on November 8, 1656.

Media we love: Totality, The Great North American Eclipse of 2024

Read a book review of "Totality: The Great North American Eclipse of 2024" by Mark Littmann and Fred Espenak. Reviewed by Bruce McClure.

Daylight Time ends Sunday: 7 tips to help you adjust

Daylight Time ends on November 5, 2023. Here are 7 tips from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to help you adjust to the time change.

November birthstone: Choose either topaz or citrine

The November birthstone, topaz, comes in lots of colors. It's a much-loved gemstone in jewelry, with myths that date to ancient times. Another choice is citrine.

Anticrepuscular rays: How to see them

If you want to see anticrepuscular rays, look carefully opposite the direction of the sun. They are most often seen at sunrise or sunset.

Halloween is an astronomy holiday. It’s a cross-quarter day

A cross-quarter day falls between an equinox and a solstice. Halloween is the year's 4th cross-quarter day and the spookiest of the 4.

What was the Carrington Event, and why does it matter?

The Carrington Event of 1859 was a massive geomagnetic storm triggered by an active sun. People saw auroras at low latitudes bright enough to read by.