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Why Is the Moon So Low (or So High)?

The Moon meets each planet the next two weeks—hovering right along side of it! So this is your chance to easily identify the planets....

Quarter Moon or a Half Moon? Clearing Up Confusion.

When you’re looking at a Moon that’s half-illuminated—like half a pie—why is it named a “Quarter Moon” instead of a “Half Moon”? Seems confusing, right?...

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...

Signs of Spring From the Sky

What are signs of spring in the sky? Perhaps you’ve noticed the earlier sunrises. Let’s observe a few more signs in the sky—including a...

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