The sunspot cycle, occurring every 11 years, influences Earth's weather, communication, and power. Solar flares can disrupt technology. Preparedness is key.
Get ready for a celestial spectacle in August! This month promises a series of exciting events in the night sky, including many conjunctions, meteor showers, and oppositions of asteroids and Saturn. Whether you're a seasoned stargazer or a curious observer, there's plenty to look forward to in the awe-inspiring cosmic events unfolding above us.
A hybrid solar eclipse is a rare type of solar eclipse that combines features of both total and annular eclipses. A hybrid eclipse, also known as an annular-total eclipse, happens when the Moon's distance from Earth and position in orbit are just right to provide a spectacular celestial show.
Two things set the Sun apart from all other stars in the Universe: it does not belong to any constellation, and it is close enough to Earth to be observed and studied in exquisite detail with nothing more than modest amateur equipment, which equipment includes smart phones.
Hello fellow stargazers! This month the big event will be a rare hybrid solar eclipse, but unfortunately it will be visible to only a few small areas of the world. For the rest of us, we have two large objects at opposition: dwarf planet Haumea as well as large asteroid Iris. There will also be two meteor showers as well as many conjunctions.
If you're in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, or India, you should be able to witness a partial solar eclipse tomorrow, October 25. This is when the Moon covers only a part of the Sun instead of the entirety, which is known as a total solar eclipse. Remember to keep your eyes safe and watch with a special solar filter or by looking at the Sun's reflection.
Like last month, this will be an eventful one, including several meteor showers and a partial solar eclipse. Take a look at all of these astronomical events that await us this month in this stargazing calendar for October 2022.
Cell phones aren't the only technology we've plucked from science fiction. Let's take a closer look at LightSail — what it is, how it works and how it might change the way we look at interstellar travel.
The twenty-first of August is fast approaching and the excitement around the total solar eclipse is building rapidly both in scientific communities and the lay public. Touted as perhaps the biggest scientific event of the decade; millions of people in America will have the matchless opportunity of viewing a total solar eclipse. Some important facts that underline the essence of this amazing natural event.
On June 3 Saturn will be at opposition, which means it will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. This is the best time to view and photograph Saturn and its moons because it will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long.