Equinoxes, Solstices and the Changing of the Seasons

PacSci Perspectives Saturday, September 22 at 6:54 pm is the date and time of the Fall Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere (Spring Equinox in the Southern). It marks the transition from summer into autumn and the changing of the seasons. Let’s pause for a moment to...

Super-Blue-Blood Moon!

PacSci Perspectives   January is going out with a phenomenal lunar event. There is a lunar eclipse early in the morning on January 31. Lunar eclipses happen during a full moon and this will be the second full moon of the month, so that makes it a “blue”...

Are We Alone In The Universe?

PacSci Perspectives   Thousands of exoplanets have been discovered over the past two decades. In a very special event this Friday, November 3, Dr. Lisa Kaltenegger, Director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University and an associate professor in Cornell’s...

Total Solar Eclipse: What You Need To Know And How You Can View It

PacSci Perspectives   On August 21, 2017, people across the United States will be able to witness a truly astounding celestial event: a total eclipse of the Sun. The path of the eclipse will traverse the country starting at the Oregon coast and extending to the coast...

Once in a Blue Moon? No, once in a Black Moon? No, wait, what?

PacSci Perspectives Your news feeds are probably filled with stories about a Black Moon rising tonight. What is a Black Moon anyway? Well simply put it was decided (by whoever decides these things) to call the second New Moon in any given month a Black Moon, the same...
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