1. The Night Sky for the Week of 12-15-19

    Winter is almost here. That means long nights. The planets Venus and Saturn continue to be together in the western evening sky. While the winter constellations of Orion, Taurus, and the Pleiades are visible in the evening sky. The star Sirius is back around 8pm. Right after Sirius rises, it really twinkles. The moon is in its last-quarter phase. Look for it in the constellation of Virgo. Enjoy the…Read More

  2. Large Storm for the Northwest

    The northwestern USA is in for more rain and storm. It is a large storm just like the last one. https://www.accuweather.com/en/winter-weather/conveyer-belt-of-storms-to-deliver-rounds-of-rain-mountain-snow-to-the-northwestern-us/643307…Read More

  3. Record Ocean Waves for California

    The recent large storm to hit California, has created huge ocean waves. Ocean waves are a real life use of physics. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/bomb-cyclone-generated-record-challenging-waves-that-towered-off-of-california-coast/641506…Read More

  4. The Night Sky for the Week of 12-8-19

    It is starting to look a lot like winter around here and also up in the sky. Orion and the star Sirius are back in all their glory. Also, look the bright star Aldebaran in the constellation of Taurus. The full moon is in Taurus on Wednesday night. While the planets Saturn, Jupiter, and Venus are still close together, in the early evening southwestern sky. It is a great time of year. Merry Christma…Read More

  5. Christmas Trees

    Here are some interesting facts about Christmas trees. Having a decorated evergreen tree around the winter solstice, is a very ancient tradition. Merry Christmas. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/10-interesting-facts-about-christmas-trees/339898…Read More

  6. Night Sky Events for December 2019

    There will be several notable events in the night sky this month. https://www.accuweather.com/en/space-news/december-astronomy-preview-3-events-stargazers-wont-want-to-miss/637159…Read More

  7. The Night Sky for the Week of 12-1-19

    Tonight 11-29-19 the crescent moon will be very close to the planet Saturn. Also, Venus and Jupiter are not far below the moon and Saturn. The bright fall star Vega still twinkles, but later in the night the brightest of all visible stars- Sirius, will be visible. Also, the winter constellations of Orion, Taurus, and the Pleiades rise later in the evening. Winter is approaching quickly. Enjoy the …Read More

  8. Thanksgiving 2019

    Have a happy Thanksgiving holiday. It is going to be bad weather for much of the USA. That includes us, here in Lodi. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-forecasts/thanksgiving-day-weather-breakdown-what-should-you-expect-in-your-region/634854…Read More

  9. Venus and Jupiter Together Tonight

    Tonight, the brightest planets Venus and Jupiter will appear close together (called a conjunction) in the evening sky. The two planets are brighter than any of the stars in the sky. Another bright planet Saturn will not be far from them. Later tonight the brightest star in the night sky, Sirius, will be visible. Enjoy the view. https://www.accuweather.com/en/space-news/2-of-the-brightest-planets-t…Read More

  10. The Night Sky for the Week of 11-24-19

    The fall night sky is great for the Thanksgiving holiday week. Venus and Jupiter are close together in the evening sky. While Saturn is not far away from them. The moon is a new on Tuesday the 26th. Vega, the bright star of fall, still shines brightly in the western evening sky. But the winter constellations of the Pleiades and Orion have returned to the night sky. The brilliant star Sirius joins …Read More