February 6th, 2016
Waning Crescent Moon
Robert Bigelow

A New Year and a New Moon

The first new moon of 2014 occurs on January 1. How often does a new moon occur on New Year’s Day?

Robert Bigelow

Leonid Meteors Versus the Moon

The Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak about 10:00 a.m. MST on Sunday, November 17.


The Venus Transit Pre-show: A Partial Lunar Eclipse

With all of the excitement surrounding the Venus transit on the afternoon/evening of Tuesday, June 5th, I fear another interesting event in the sky is being overshadowed (pun definitely intended): a partial lunar eclipse the day before. Certainly, the Venus…

Robert Bigelow

International Observe the Moon Night

On September 18, 2010 amateur astronomers, educators, scientists and the general public will celebrate International Observe the Moon Night by observing and learning more about our nearest neighbor. 


A Pink Moon

So, I was noticing on my calendar the other day — I still have a calendar hanging on the wall of my office. Despite the calendars on my computer, desk phone, smartphone, watch and day planner, I still rely very…


Love the sunset? Watch the Moon rise, too.

Wanna impress your sweetheart? Do you love to watch the sunset? This weekend you can add a bonus to that favorite activity on a warm spring weekend night.


The Moon, the Calendar, the Internet

Saturday, May 30th, 2009 marks the 1st Quarter Moon. Not a big deal, unless you notice that this is the 2nd 1st Quarter Moon in May (the first being back on May 1st). Nobody really pays attention to a 2nd…