Planning a trip to see the Aurora Borealis? Watching nature’s amazing light show up close is an exciting and fun adventure for your bucket list! I have a few tips for planning your Northern Lights trip including — where you can see Aurora Borealis in the U.S. (the best cities & parks with an unobstructed view of the night sky), the best time of the year & time of the day to see the Northern Lights, and the best apps & sites to help you plan your Northern Lights trip.
Planning to watch an eclipse soon? Me too! Here’s what to look for when buying solar eclipse glasses, how to make a pinhole viewer that’s safe for watching a solar eclipse, and the ONLY time that it’s safe to view a solar eclipse with your naked eyes.
The Great American Solar Eclipse (or 2017 total solar eclipse) is August 21, 2017. Just about everybody in the continental United States will see a partial eclipse on that date — but only people in these 12 states will see a total solar eclipse! See a map of the 2017 eclipse path, the best places to view it, how to safely watch the eclipse, and when the next solar eclipses will occur.
Space junk has been gathering in orbit since humans launched the first satellite in 1957. Today, there’s more orbital debris than you’d imagine. Here’s why.
Many people don’t really know what causes the seasons or what the brightest star in the sky is. These science facts may astound you!
Tips for viewing these 4 amazing sky events WITHOUT a telescope: Aurora Borealis, Solar Eclipses, Lunar Eclipses, and Meteor Showers!
What’s the chance of an asteroid impact here on Earth? Find out the odds, learn about the objects that are threatening our planet, and find out how you can track asteroids on your own!
As the outer layer of our atmosphere, the exosphere is a relatively mysterious place between the atmosphere and outer space. Find out how high up it is, how scientists tell where outer space really begins, and more fun facts.
Are you curious what sun spots are? Have you been curious on what you need to do to view them safely? The answers to these and your other burning sun spot questions can be found here.
Tracking the International Space Station can be a fun hobby for young and old alike. With the many websites that track the ISS as it flies high overhead, you’ll know when it will be visible over your neck of the woods.
Starry Night is a fun online tool that explains exactly which stars and planets are appearing right now above your house (or hotel, or boat, or camping tent… or wherever you might be). In our case, it’s our hot tub! Have fun discovering the stars and planets overhead…
The ozone layer is found in the stratosphere and helps protect us from ultra violet light. Find out about the ozone hole and how nations around the world are helping to fix it.
Find out what the Montreal Protocol does and how it has played a vital role in protecting the ozone layer in our atmosphere.
On July 11, 2010, those living in parts of the South Pacific will be able to see an amazing solar eclipse. Be sure to check it out on the news!
Did you know there are 3 different kinds of twilight that take place before sunrise and after sunset? Hare are the official definitions for the 3 twilights: civil twilight, nautical twilight, and astronomical twilight.
The National Weather Service satellite radar allows you to view cool images of the weather affecting your region. Plus, thanks to NASA satellite photos on the Internet, everybody now has the chance to understand more about our weather and take a look at some pretty cool images!
Here are 5 fun sun facts that will heat up your interest in the star that keeps us warm from afar.
Bored? Not a great day to be outdoors? You can stay entertained indoors with these challenging and fun weather quiz tests.
Want to know more about how space weather affects you? The Space Weather Phone and Space Weather Alerts inform you when events like meteor showers, the Northern Lights, and solar flares will be visible for you to see and enjoy from your own backyard!
Watching a meteor shower is one of the most exciting and even awe-inspiring celestial events to watch. Meteors can almost always be seen streaking across the sky somewhere. They happen rather frequently. Here’s when to see the next meteor shower.
The Aurora Borealis, also known as The Northern Lights, are a phenomenon usually seen in the skies above the Northern polar regions of planet Earth. Here are photos and videos plus tips for taking your own pictures of The Northern Lights show.
Looking for some great pictures of the Amazing Skies above us? NASA has some great photos from space!
On clear nights, the International Space Station is often visible to the naked eye. Follow the step by step directions in this story to watch humans in space!