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4 Sky Events This Week: A Cosmic Kite and the King of Planets

  As springtime winds begin to blow, a giant celestial kite sets sail, riding high in the night sky. For sky-watchers, another delightful week is ahead for observing the heavens, with the moon waxing after an early absence and taking a starring role in the celestial encounters ahead. Springtime kite. With the moon missing for most of…

5 Sky Events This Week: Three-Planet Huddle, Lunar Wall

The lunar wall comes into view, three planets huddle, and the moon joins the Leo constellation in this week’s best sky events.

This Earth Hour, Don’t Forget to Look Up

In 2 days, 23 hours, and 33 minutes [5:12] hundreds of cities around the world will switch off the lights at precisely 8:30 p.m. local time in honor of Earth Hour. This WWF campaign started in 2007 in Sydney as a kind of public statement on climate change: “By voting with their light switches, Earth…