Scientists Say Moon Is Older Than Many Suspected It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old.
Good Questions: The Moon, Flags & Pepper SneezesNine-year-old Lexi from Forest Lake asks: Why can you see the moon during the day? "My first reaction is, 'Why not?'" University of Minnesota astrophysicist Terry Jones said. "It's lit up by the sun and when it's up in the sky, you can see it whether it's day or night."
When To See Sunday's Super MoonGet ready for the second and final total lunar eclipse this year. The show starts Sunday night at about 8:07 p.m., when the shadow of the earth will start covering the moon. Totality -- or total moon cover -- will occur from 9:11 p.m. to about 10:23 p.m.
NASA: Solar System's Biggest Moon May Have More Water Than All Of EarthThe largest moon in the solar system harbors a salty ocean beneath its icy shell, the latest member to join a growing club of watery moons, NASA said Thursday.
Partial Solar Eclipse Visible In Minnesota ThursdayA number of astronomy buffs are preparing for Thursday's partial solar eclipse, which will be the final one of the year. The moon will move in front of the sun from about 4:30 until 6 p.m. Thursday.
Lauren's Science Corner: Total Lunar EclipseAre you totally excited for the total lunar eclipse early Wednesday morning?! The eclipse will be viewable across North America. And with clear skies to prevail over Minnesota and Wisconsin, all will behold the astronomical awesome-ness!
What’s The ‘Supermoon?’ A Meteorologist ExplainsIf the moon looks a little bigger and brighter to you these days, you're right. WCCO Radio Meteorologist Mike Lynch explains the so-called "supermoon" phenomenon. "The 'supermoon' is a term that comes from astrology, not astronomy," Lynch said.
Mike Lynch: The Moon & JupiterMike Lynch says the moon and Jupiter won't be quite as close Wednesday night but will still be a nice sight. Jupiter will be a little to the upper right of the full moon.
A Celestial Hugging For ChristmasTonight and Tuesday night the moon, the Pleiades, and the bright planet Jupiter are have a big celestial hugging. In fact, tomorrow night the moon and Jupiter will less than a degree apart, almost touching.
Conjunction Between Full Moon And JupiterTonight they'll be a lovely celestial conjunction -- or what I like to call a celestial hugging -- between the full moon and the bright planet Jupiter.
Jupiter-Moon ConjunctionThere will be a very tight celestial hugging between the moon and Jupiter in the eastern sky. They both rise in the eastern sky a little before 8pm and they'll only be about a degree apart.
The Star Spica With Mars, Saturn & The MoonEarly this evening toward the end of twilight in the low southwestern sky, the new crescent moon will be just to the left of a triangle made by the planets Mars and Saturn along with the bright star Spica.