Much is being made of what’s being called “the Blood Moon,” tonight’s total lunar eclipse. A local astronomer explains what the fuss is all about.
Skywatchers are waking up early to try to catch a glimpse of a recently discovered comet as it passes through this part of the solar system.
Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer at the Franklin Institute, says this a regular, recurring event.
One person just leaving the Philadelphia Museum of Art reported seeing a streaking light in the sky caught.
More than 1,000 people were injured, mostly from broken glass, when a space rock exploded in the Earth’s atmosphere about 30-40 miles above Russia on Friday.
Scientists say an asteroid will pass closer to Earth today than any other they’ve ever tracked. Though “close” is in cosmic terms, and they say it’s not related to the meteorites in Russia.
South Jersey residents felt some shaking going on Saturday but there’s no indication it was seismic in nature.
When you look up into the sky tonight, you might see a lot more moon than you’re used to. An area expert calls it an optical illusion.
Timekeepers in Geneva, Switzerland have met to consider getting rid of the 40-year-old practice that keeps the world’s atomic clocks synchronized with the Earth’s rotation.
An asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier is passing close to the Earth this evening, but amateur astronomers may have a hard time seeing it about 6:30, when it would be visible, because of the brightness of the nearly full moon.
Most of it will break up and burn before hitting the earth’s atmosphere, according to Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer at the Franklin Institute, but an estimated 26 pieces could hit somewhere on Earth.
You’ll be able to see the space shuttle over Philadelphia between four and seven times each day, according to Franklin Institute’s chief astronomer, Derrick Pitts.
The Franklin Institute’s chief astronomer, Derrick Pitts, says the most common effect of solar flares is brighter Northern Lights but they can have some negative effects too.
If you’re outside this evening, take a look at the night sky.
When a Minneapolis astronomer pointed out to the public something that has been know to both astronomers and astrologists for a very long time, it nevertheless caused an Internet sensation.