All Things Being Equal (Astronomy: Week of 9/16/18)

Saturday, September 22, it's all over (actually early morning, 1:54AM UTC on the 23rd, but that's late Sat in North America...).  Summer is gone, and fall or autumn (whichever you prefer) is upon us.  This transition is marked by the Autumnal Equinox, which comes from latin - aequi (equal), and nox (night).  "Equal Night", so yeah, this is the…Read more All Things Being Equal (Astronomy: Week of 9/16/18)

Beyond the Equinox, Beyond the Sea (Astronomy: Week of 9/24/17)

Well, we did it.  We successfully had another Autumnal Equinox, changed seasons and entered fall.  And at least as of sunset on the 23rd, the world hasn't ended, despite predictions to the contrary!  It's still above 80 deg-F outside, and I'm still mowing my lawn - but astronomically, the nights are now longer than the…Read more Beyond the Equinox, Beyond the Sea (Astronomy: Week of 9/24/17)