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Full Moon

The Full Moon rises at sunset, is visible all night, and is high in the sky around midnight.

Orionids Meteor Shower.

The Orionids are a medium strength shower that sometimes reaches high strength activity. In a normal year the Orionids produce 10-20 shower members at maximum. In exceptional years, such as […]

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New Moon

New Moon. By the modern definition, New Moon occurs when the Moon and Sun are at the same geocentric ecliptic longitude. The part of the Moon facing us is completely […]

New Year’s Day

The year in the Roman calendar naturally starts on March 1. After all, the words September, October, November, and December literally mean Seventh Month, Eighth Month, Ninth Month, and Tenth […]

Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas).

A tapestry from Strasbourg depicting the Purification of the Virgin Mary and the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple. Candlemas (also spelled Candlemass), also known as the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus […]

International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Illustration of Vera Rubin from a series of illustrations for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Credit: BEATRIZ ARRIBAS DE FRUTOS. A significant gender gap has persisted […]

St Valentine’s Day.

Oil painting of St. Valentine by Leonhard Beck from around 1510. Saint Valentine (Italian: San Valentino, Latin: Valentinus) was a widely recognized 3rd-century Roman saint, commemorated in Christianity on February 14. From the High Middle Ages his Saints’ Day […]