Eye to the Sky

January is Venus’s month to shine for Earthlings

During December when you looked to the southwest at sunset, you saw a bright star about 20 to 30 degrees above the horizon. It wasn’t really a star, but the planet Venus.

Ancient traveler could be comet of the decade

In August I introduced you to comet ISON. In the last two months we have learned much more about the comet.

Sun Funnel paints a shareable picture of events in sky

An annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon is at the more distant part of its earth orbit, passing between the sun and the earth so that its shadow crosses the surface of the earth.