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  • March 3, 2014 |  Skytalk

    Spring forward with more winter ahead

    Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday at 2 a.m. And tomorrow is Fat Tuesday. Even if Philadelphia weather doesn't scream spring, we're re...
  • February 3, 2014 |  Skytalk

    How does our sun measure up against other stars?

    The occasional polar vortex and heat wave notwithstanding, our tristate region enjoys temperatures conducive to four seasons of fairly even duration. ...
  • January 13, 2014 |  Skytalk

    Happy new year! (by the Julian calendar)

    Julian Calendar year 2767 begins tomorrow, 13 days out of step with Gregorian Calendar, which started in 1582. China's lunar rover is at work and...
  • January 6, 2014 |  Skytalk

    Red-letter days for 2014

    Mark your calendar with these out-of-this-world reminders: two solar and two lunar eclipses; triple conjunction Venus, Jupiter and the moon; Rosetta l...
  • December 30, 2013 |  Skytalk

    Sunrise show-stopper

    Time marches on, but sunrise will be stuck at 7:22 a.m. for more than a week. Winter constellations becoming prominent in the night sky. Four planets ...
  • December 16, 2013 |  Skytalk

    Time grows short to tackle the fall 2013 to-do list

    Winter solstice arrives Saturday afternoon at 12:11. Saturday also marks a manned mission milestone: On Dec. 21, 1968, Apollo 8 left Earth to become t...
  • December 9, 2013 |  Skytalk

    Venus and friends on display

    Venus is very bright after sunset; at its brightest for the year tomorrow. Don't miss it. Also Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has thrown his space helmet ...
  • December 2, 2013 |  Skytalk

    Let there be (more) light

    Earliest sunset arrives this Saturday, latest sunrise arrives early next month. Summer constellations can still be seen (but not for much longer) And ...