By: InspiredWritingResearch
The Story of The Pleiades - How to Prounce Them - How To Look For Them In The Night Sky wth the Kids. Here is an entrancing tale, and dazzling image to help make the most of this month's Pleiades show with kids. (Pronounced, for...
By: Mr. Knowledgeable
The Sun (properly known as Sol) is a star located at the center of our solar system. The sun itself makes up 99.8% of our solar system's mass. There are eight planets, three dwarf planets, and numerous other objects such as asteroids and comets...
By: M. Sparga
Eclipses feature prominently in ancient cultures from around the world. They appear in early works of art, literature, and mythology. The most awe-inspiring is the total solar eclipse, when the sun and moon line up from the perspective of Earth, and the moon blots out...
By: Tenebris
In the stillness of the early morning, when all the birds are singing but before the world has awakened, take a step away from the city lights into the cool, dark night. Find a clear space where you can gaze without obstruction into the east...
By: Mona Gallagher
Pleiades, a star cluster found in the constellation Taurus, is known as the seven sisters in Greek mythology. Pleiades produces its most brilliant display in the month of June, making it the ideal month to view Pleiades with the unaided eye.Greek mythology, Japanese culture...
By: Allen Teal
The summer solstice is an annual event that is possible because the earth rotates on a tilted axis. The tilt of the earth remains relatively constant regardless of its position in relation to the sun. This is true at least in terms of a human...
By: Chris Spencer
Solstices, believe it or not, are integral parts of our lives. Just recently when I was considering this topic it occurred to me that most people do not realise how important these times of year are to us and moreover have little to no idea...
By: CD Gozzi
Summer solstice a time to celebration light! This is the day when the Northern Hemisphere of Earth has its greatest tilt toward the sun. This result is longer days and shorter evenings. In the United States, we celebrate the beginning of summer the time of...
By: Steve Holder
Summertime! Does it remind you of the lyrics to the Eagles' song Ventura Highway? "When the days are longer, the nights are stronger than moonshine."We all look forward to the longer days of summer, perhaps without giving much thought to the fact that the...
By: Nancy Seddens
The summer solstice, also referred to as the first day of summer and the longest day of the year, occurs in the northern hemisphere on June 21 and in the southern hemisphere six months later. The summer solstice is proceeded by the spring equinox and...

 

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