Audubon website lets you enter your zip code to see a list of the best bird-friendly plants for your yard. Plus a free app to identify the birds you see. Source: Use zip code to attract birds to your yard | EarthSky.org Advertisements
Retrograde Planets – What’s It All About By Marie O’Neill I have recently returned from a wonderful three-week Buddhist retreat in Southern France, working with the mind. There are some people who believe going on a Buddhist retreat is relaxing and all about sitting on a cushion chanting ‘OM’. This is as far from what actually happens as one can…Read More
Astronomers at Caltech announced earlier in 2016, that they have solid theoretical evidence that there is a giant, ninth major planet in our outer solar system. What they have nicknamed, “PLANET NINE,” move in what they call a “bizarre, highly elongated orbit.” If it is confirmed, Planet 9 has a mass about 10 times thatRead More
On the night of January 2, 2017 and the early hours of January 3, there will be a possible meteor shower. The Quadrantids, the annual meteor shower, occurs every year, on the first week of January.
As the ball drops in Time Square and amidst the illumination from the burst of New Years fireworks, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory said that you might be able to see Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková, near the moon Saturday evening, December 31, 2016. It might be too faint to see with the naked eye alone. You’ll need aRead More
Right now is the time to watch out for Ursid meteors, which occurs each year around the Winter Solstice. The peak will probably happen on December 21st, the best hours will be just before dawn on December 22nd. You could see as many as 100 meteors per hour, but only in short burst. The best viewingRead More
Two Eclipses + Mars Meets A Comet | October 2014 Skywatching Video VideoFromSpace October 8th brings a Lunar eclipse to North America. On October 19th, Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) will fly within 81,000 miles of the Red Planet. The, on October 23rd, a partial solar eclipse graces Canada most of the US and Mexico. WARNING: Never look directly…Read More