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What is a Supermoon?
What is a supermoon? We agree it’s a catchy word—and anything that encourages us to explore the...
Full Moon for December 2019
December’s full Moon rises on the night of Wednesday, December 11, 2019! Heralding in the frigid...
Night Sky for December 2019
Here is the Sky Watch for the December 2019 night sky. This month brings a Venus–Saturn conjunction...
Sky Map: December 2019
Our December 2019 Sky Map highlights the December 10th Venus–Saturn conjunction! See a star chart...
Geminid Meteor Shower 2019
Get ready for Geminids! The Geminid meteor shower will put on a fantastic show the evening of ...
Full Moon for November 2019
November’s Full Beaver Moon rises on Tuesday, November 12! Learn when to spot it in your area and...
Night Sky for November 2019
Welcome to the Sky Watch for November 2019. Here is your guide to see the bright planets and other...
Night Sky for November 2019
The highlight for our November 2019 Sky Watch is the Venus and Jupiter Conjunction on November 24. ...
Crescent Moon and Jupiter Meet-Up Halloween Night
This week’s crescent Moon is extra special. On Halloween night, October 31, see the brightest “star...
Halloween Moon | What's the Moon Phase This Halloween?
Ever noticed that Halloween pictures always show a full Moon? But how often does the full Moon...
Can a Full Moon Affect Your Mood?
Can the Moon affect your mood? Does it make people crazy? Science doesn’t have proof, but could...
Sky Map: November 2019
Let’s show some appreciation for the Moon this month. Watch it as it moves across the night sky ...
The Moons of the Solar System: Which is Your Favorite?
With this month’s discovery of 20 more moons on Saturn, let’s pause and consider the many marvelous...
Facts About The Moon
Will man ever return to the Moon? That remains to be seen. Until then, here are interesting Moon...
Full Moon for October 2019
When is the Full Hunter’s Moon—and what’s the meaning behind its name? Plus, find your Moon phase...
Full Moon for August 2020
The Full Moon for August 2020 rises this week. Here’s the date, time, and meaning of what we call...
Full Moon for September 2020
The full Moon for September 2020 is the Full Corn Moon. See what this means—plus, Moon phase dates...
Full Moon for February 2020
When is the Full Moon in February 2020? What time is Full Moon and New Moon? Why is it called the...
Full Moon for January 2020
When is the Full Moon in January 2020? What time are the Full Moon and New Moon? Why is it called...
When is Easter 2020? | How the Easter Date is Determined
Why do we celebrate Easter? And why is Easter so late this year? We’ll explain—plus, find out how...
Night Sky for October 2019
Welcome to the Sky Watch for October 2019. Jupiter and Saturn dominate the night for all to see—...
Sky Map: October 2019
In October, the night sky contains eight well-known star patterns visible in the early evening. We’...
Sky Map: September 2019
The Autumnal Equinox is upon us! Look up for some wonderful fall stargazing. Here’s viewing...
Why The Harvest Moon Appears to Shine On—For Days!
Let’s set the record straight about this year’s Harvest Moon. It’s not bigger than other full Moons...
The Full Harvest Moon Rises Friday the 13th!
This Friday the 13th brings the most famous Full Moon of the year—the Harvest Moon. It’s a great...
What is the Harvest Moon?
In 2019, the Harvest Moon rises on the night of Friday the 13th! But what is the Harvest Moon and...
Night Sky for September 2019
Welcome to the Sky Watch for September 2019. Jupiter and Saturn can be found in the sky at...
Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction
The woolly bear caterpillar—also called woolly worm or fuzzy worm—has the reputation of being able...
The Captivating Crescent Moon
The captivating crescent may be the Moon’s most fascinating phase. Why is the crescent Moon...
The Moon Illusion: Why Does the Moon Look So Big Tonight?
Who hasn’t turned down a road to confront a low, horizon-hugging Moon that seems absolutely...
Perseid Meteor Shower
The annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks August 12 to 13, is one of the greatest meteor shower...
Perseid Meteors Marred? Blame It On the Moon
This year, the great Perseid Meteor Shower (peaking August 12–13) will be marred by the sky-...
Sky Map: August 2019
Spot the elusive planet Mercury in the east before sunrise! It’s a rare opportunity to get a...
Full Moon for July 2020
When is the Full Moon for July 2020? Learn more about the Full Buck Moon—and why this July Moon is...
Full Moon for March 2020
When is the full Moon in March 2020? Here’s all you need to know about March’s Full Worm Moon—...
Full Moon for April 2020
Celebrate the Full Moon for April 2020! Find out why it’s called the Pink Moon—plus more Moon facts...
Full Moon for May 2020
Learn about the full Moon for May 2020. Why is it called the Full Flower Moon? When is the best...
Full Moon for June 2020
Learn about the Full Moon for June 2020—the Strawberry Moon! Find out more about the June’s full...
Night Sky for August 2019
Welcome to the Sky Watch for August 2019. Bright Jupiter and Saturn are wonderfully positioned this...
What is a Black Moon?
Much media hype surrounds Moon names, such as “Blood Moon” and “Blue Moon,” but have you ever heard...
Night Sky for July 2019
Welcome to the Sky Watch for July 2019. This month, see Jupiter and Saturn shine all night long....
Sky Map: July 2019
The sky map for July 2019 depicts the night sky on the Fourth of July! After the fireworks die down...