The Washington Post

At 6:29 a.m. Eastern Monday, winter ended.

  • Justin Grieser
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  • 2 days ago
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The moon will cover most of the sun, and the effect will be a “ring of fire.”

  • Blaine Friedlander
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  • Feb 24
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The total solar eclipse “will be the most photographed, the most shared, the most tweeted event in human history,” said one astronomer.

This app makes my not-so-inner nerd sing.

The lunar eclipse will begin right after moonrise. The comet makes its closest approach to Earth around 10:30 p.m. ET.

Remarkably, our planet's rotation decelerates thanks to the braking action of ocean tides, and timekeepers have to adjust for it.

  • Blaine Friedlander
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  • Dec 28
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Winter is officially in full swing with Wednesday's arrival of the solstice at 5:44 a.m. Eastern Time.

  • Justin Grieser
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  • Dec 20
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Normally dry coastal areas have been immersed in ocean water.

I truly believe that if everyone looked up and admired the night sky at least once a month, we'd all be a lot better off than we might feel right now.

The full moon won't be this close again until 2034.

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