February 14th, 2016
Waxing Crescent Moon

Days become longer with arrival of Winter Solstice

The winter solstice occurs on Monday, December 21st, 2009, at 10:47 am, MST. Solstice means sun stationary. This event marks the time when the sun is at its furthest point south of the celestial equator. The celestial equator is simply…


Leonid Meteor Shower 2009

The Leonid meteor shower peaks at 9:00 a.m., MST, on Tuesday, November 17th. There are predictions that observers in Asia may see several hundred meteors around the peak hour. However, under normal conditions, this shower produces 15-20 meteors per hour…


Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower, May 5th

The night of May 5 through the early morning hours of May 6th will be the best time to see the Eta Aquarid meteor shower. This meteor shower results from none other than Halley’s comet, last seen passing by in…