skymanbob@aol.com Bob Berman

What Is a New Moon?

For astronomers, a new Moon means no Moon! For many cultures, however, the new Moon carries special meaning. Discover more about the new Moon. What Is...

What is Earthshine?

Ever noticed that you can sometimes see the part of the Moon that isn’t lit up?  That’s earthshine!  Historically, this is called “the new Moon in the old Moon’s arms.” Learn...

The Best Evening Star of Your Life

One way to have fun at home is simply to step outside and look to the heavens! Now and for the next month, you’ll see something extraordinary. Venus, also...

Vernal Equinox Oddities -Why Does the Spring Equinox Fall on Different Dates?

In 2020, the spring equinox falls on March 19! Does the Sun truly rise due east and set due west? Are day and night equal? Bob Berman’s listed some real...

Ready For Supermoon Season 2020?

You may have noticed media outlets saying that we are entering a “supermoon season,” with three supermoons in a row, in March, April, and May, The first one—the Super...