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Natural Selections: Moon Watching

Why does the moon look bigger when it's on the horizon, than it does when it is high in the sky? Curt Stager shares some theories with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

Happy full blue moon!

Above the clouds, a blue moon will shine tonight to usher in the new year for the first time in 20 years. A blue moon is when there are two full moons in a month. Todd Moe talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about a rarer blue moon on New Year's Eve.  Go to full article

Looking up at the winter sky

The sun is low, and the nights are long. St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue joins Martha Foley in the studio for a view of the winter sky.  Go to full article

Looking up: the winter sky emerges

We take advantage of the beautiful fall weather this week--the night-time weather that is. Astronomer Jeff Miller, Martha Foley and Brian Mann talk about the full moon and the planets.  Go to full article

A look up at the night sky

Look up tonight and you'll likely see a sky full of stars and a waxing new moon. Martha Foley talks with astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue to get us oriented to the late summer sky.  Go to full article
Lunar eclipse of 2003 (photo: Steve Rismiller)
Lunar eclipse of 2003 (photo: Steve Rismiller)

Lunar eclipse tonight

Tonight's your last chance to see a total lunar eclipse for nearly three years, if the weather cooperates. The moon will turn a delightful shade of red. The next chance to see a total eclipse of the moon won't be until December, 2010. Saturn's rings will also be on display for those with a telescope. Todd Moe talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Jeffrey Miller about tonight's lunar event.  Go to full article

The December Sky: Full Moon and Winter Solstice

Martha Foley talks with astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about the night sky - there's a bright full moon coming and the winter solstice is next week.  Go to full article

Lots to See in the Summer Sky

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about Venus, the Moon, the Perseid meteors and more.  Go to full article

The Lunar Eclipse from an Adirondack Mountain

Last night, the earth passed between the sun and the full moon, creating a spectacular lunar eclipse. The moon glowed orange over the north country. Clear skies in much of our listening area made for wonderful viewing. Brian Mann and a friend climbed a mountain in the Adirondacks to get a slightly closer look. He sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article
Total lunar eclipse. NASA
Total lunar eclipse. NASA

Wednesday's Night Sky: Eclipse of the Hunter's Moon

According to folklore, October's full moon is called the "Hunter's Moon." Wednesday night at 9:14 pm the moon will begin moving toward total eclipse. Martha Foley and St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue talk about the last eclipse of the year.  Go to full article

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