Astronomy

Solar Photography

Solar Photography

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive The aurora superstorm in May has captured my attention—not just the beauty of the aurora, but the beauty of the sun from which the storm originated. There...

Let’s Take a Hike, July 2024: AR3664

Let’s Take a Hike, July 2024: AR3664

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive Robert Schumann captured this photo of the sun May 13, 2024, showing the famous active region 3664. This region hurled at least six coronal mass ejections...

Eclipse Day

Eclipse Day

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive The long-anticipated day had arrived! I woke up fifteen minutes before my alarm sounded. Today is the big day!After much planning and preparation,...

Auroras!

Auroras!

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive The "Superstorm", May 10, 2024 Aurora borealis in Georgia on May 10, 2024. Photo © Morris Yoder. Hundreds of millions of people gawked at the night sky...

In Our Skies, July 2024

In Our Skies, July 2024

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive July 2 and 26 Pleiades will be very close to the Moon—less than .5°. July 22 Mercury will be at its greatest elongation east of the sun, meaning it will...

End of the Trail, July 2024: Northern Lights

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive Northern lights. Photo © Shawn Martin. Northern lights. Photo © Shawn Martin. On May 11, 2024, our family gathered outdoors as the sun disappeared out of...

“Joy Cometh in the Morning”

“Joy Cometh in the Morning”

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive Diamond ring. Photo © Andrew Zimmerman. So amazing! How could such a tiny sliver left of the sun still yield so much light?! The temperature had been...