| Aug 12, 2014
| 8:13 AM
Proposed: The best kind of outdoor shower is a meteor shower.
And to let you test that proposition, Chicago’s Adler Planetarium is hosting its annual viewing party for the Perseid meteor shower, caused when Earth passes through the comet Swift-...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:39 PM
The Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight and you don't want to miss it.
The Perseid meteor shower is usually one of the most prolific meteor showers of the year, with an estimated peak of 30 to 40 meteors zooming across the sky per hour.
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Star-gazers were in for a great show on the night of Saturday, Aug. 9, as the skies darkened and the moon rose. Besides the stunningly bright moon, which was on the verge of a "super moon," everyone who came out to Windsor Locks Public Library was not...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Maurice Ravel wrote a stunning piece of music called "Pavane for a Dead Princess." Another genius of a man played for many a princess, real or imagined, in his lifetime. Robin Williams apparently chose to die on a supermoon night. His pain was perhaps...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 2:32 PM
As the daytime crowds at Aliso Beach packed up and the sun started its descent into the sea Sunday evening, the beat rose.
Tucked into a corner of the beach, men with leathery skin and matted dreadlocks sat alongside chic blondes in lawn chairs around...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The largest full moon of 2014 rises Sunday, brightening the night sky just as the annual Perseid meteor shower peaks.
The moon is full at 2:09 p.m. Sunday, rising at 7:54 p.m. in Baltimore. It's most commonly known as the Sturgeon Moon, and also as...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Hey there sky watchers, it's supermoon time!
This Sunday, when the full moon rises in the night sky, it will appear about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than an average full moon. That's because the moon will turn full within the same hour that it is...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 12:24 PM
One by one we rolled toward Dodger Stadium, in Hyundais, Jeeps and Teslas amid stretch limousines and black SUVs. We arrived via every avenue, more than 50,000 strong, part of a mass pilgrimage to see Paul McCartney. The last time he played the stadium...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:00 PM
All right Earthlings, it’s August. Time to put the finishing touches on your tin-foil hats and circle Aug. 10 on the calendar for the second of the three supermoons to take place this summer.
A supermoon, or what the scientific community refers to...
| Aug 4, 2014
All right Earthlings, it’s August. Time to put the finishing touches on your tin-foil hats and circle Aug. 10 on the calendar for the second of the three supermoons to take place this summer....
| Aug 11, 2014
Monday's Pictures in the News begins in the Canary Islands, where a supermoon is captured from the Astro-Physical Institute of the Canaries in Teide volcano of Tenerife. The supermoon was the biggest and brightest of the year, and it marked the point in...