Full Moon for July 2020
Forget the fireworks! This year, watch the full Buck Moon rise on the 4th of July instead! Find out why July’s full Moon is called the Buck Moon and learn about the penumbral eclipse that will occur on this date.
Mars at Opposition 2018 | The Red Planet’s Close Approach
We’re about to see one of the truly great sky events of 2018. First, Mars’ best opposition in 15 years happens July 26–27. Second, Mars comes closest to Earth on July 30–31. And finding it requires no sky knowledge. It’s extremely bright and very red!
What a Blood Moon Is—and Isn't
A total eclipse of the Moon is coming on January 20, 2019. Some folks are calling it a “Blood Moon.” There’s boatloads of celestial hype about this phenomenon. We’ll help you separate fact from fiction.
Measuring Vegetables for Recipes: Pounds to Cups Measuring vegetables for recipes is not always easy. The following equivalent measurements will help you convert a vegetable’s weight (in pounds) on the grocery scale to the amount (in cups) that you need for a recipe.