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5 math holidays everyone should know

If today were Mole Day, we’d give you a pass if you thought it was a celebration of the small burrowing rodent. Mole Day is only one of the modern “holidays” that honors scientific concepts. In recent years mathematicians and…

What is the gegenschein?

The sun’s counterglow – or gegenschein – is kind of a stargazers’ legend. What is it, and how can you see it? Erwin Matys and Karoline Mrazek of Project Nightflight explain.

Watch for the moon and Venus this week

You might not see the moon on February 24. It might be too close to the sunset. Observers in North America, though, do have a shot at Monday evening’s moon. And every evening after that, you’ll surely see the waxing crescent moving up past bright Venus!

Arc to Arcturus, a springtime star

Arcturus is one of the easiest stars to find. Late at night in February – earlier as the months pass – just locate the Big Dipper in your northern sky. Then follow the arc in the Dipper’s handle to find yellow-orange star Arcturus.

Full Snow Moon near star Regulus February 8 and 9

The full moon instant occurs on February 9, 2020, at 7:33 UTC. The moon will appear full to the eye on both February 8 and 9. It’ll be near the star Regulus in Leo. We in North America call the February full moon the Snow Moon or Hunger Moon.