The word equinox, from the Latin for "equal night," alludes to the fact that day and night are then of equal length worldwide on these dates. But this is not necessarily so.
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The solar system's most massive planet, Jupiter, will make its closest approach to Earth for 59 years on Sept. 26 even as the gas giant will be directly opposite the sun as viewed from Earth.
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Review The Nikon Z6 II is the latest in the Z6 mirrorless range and brings with it a whole host of new and improved features whilst remaining almost identical to its predecessor.
Mars, the only planet whose surface we can see in any detail from the Earth, is now moving toward the best viewing position it will provide us until the year 2031.
Review A reliable and stylish entry-level mirrorless camera ideal for vloggers who need high-quality stills and video in a small package.
As the moon's light side recedes heading towards a new moon, it will be half-illuminated on Saturday during a phase called the last quarter.
Review The Canon EOS R5 looks to bring full-frame mirrorless technology to the first-class professional market. Has it succeeded?
Located at the outer edge of the solar system, the distant planet Neptune will make its closest approach to Earth on Friday, when it will be visible in opposition to the sun all through the night.
Mars and the moon will make a close approach to each other in the sky tonight (Sept. 16), and here's what you can expect to see.
Review This app-aligned telescope proves an affordable option for backyard moon and planet gazing.
A trail of SpaceX Starlink satellites are visible in front of a haunting green aurora, as witnessed by AuroraWatchers.com in a video shot near Fairbanks on Sept. 2.
Skywatchers can watch as the moon blocks Uranus from view on Wednesday, Sept. 14 in an event called a lunar occultation.
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