astronomy

Magic Moon

The night sky had it all this month. January’s lunar luck didn’t run out; in fact, it continues though the very last day of the month.

Fallstreak Fascination

It is always easier to blame aliens. Aliens have been used as scapegoats for everything from crop circles to missing persons.

Solar Eclipse Monday Attracts Skywatchers Wearing Glasses

On Monday a total solar eclipse will cover a wide strip of the country in darkness. While the Vineyard is a long way from the path of totality, Islanders can witness a partial eclipse.

Eclipse Is Much More Than a Glimpse

Martha’s Vineyard will experience a partial solar eclipse Monday. The first order of business is safety.

Syzygy Time: Solar Eclipse Is on the Way

A total solar eclipse will be visible across the continental United States on August 21, 2017.

Once in a Lifetime Asteroid Encounter

Migratory birds, fish, pollen, plant seeds, and vacationers are on the move, as was a celestial visitor, asteroid 2014 JO25.

Green Comet Makes the Scene

Nantucket astronomer Maria Mitchell always persevered. After many years of study, she discovered a new comet in 1847.

Merry Mars Rules the Winter Sky

December shows much planetary promise.

Missing Third Quarter Moon, Extra Day: Welcome to Leap February

This month’s motto should be “win some, lose some.”

A Taurid Affair in the Skies

This past week, the sky was the limit. Two Taurid meteor showers, the North and South Taurids, made their appearance this month.

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