Astronomy

Sep
21
A rainbow's arc just clears the roof of a corner Brooklyn brownstone.

Poised Between Light and Dark

As the warmth fades from our streets, the light slowly ebbs from our sky.
2 min read
Sep
01
The tight spiral of a sunset-color-streaked shell pushes out of damp beach sand.

Beaches Are Strewn with Scraps from a Ravenous Feast

Witness the detritus of one of the city's most voracious predators, the moon snail.
3 min read
Jul
11
Photo-snapping pedestrians and cars jostle for road space on 42nd street as the Sun flares between buildings.

The Sun Stops Traffic

A celestial body aligns with concrete and steel titans... Manhattanhenge approaches.
3 min read
Mar
08
A rain-bedraggled pigeon faces the elements in the midst of a pedestrian crosswalk.

The False Spring That Is Followed By Cold Rains

Take heed of each day in March. It will try to catch you unawares.
2 min read
Jan
26
Field of stars in the night sky. The three brightest form a triangle to the left of the constellation Orion.

The Great Dog of Winter Is a Beacon in the Night Sky

Even where light pollution shrouds most constellations from view, Sirius—the brightest star in our night sky—is especially visible in winter.
3 min read
Dec
21
The Solstice Arrives and Shadows Lengthen into the Darkest Days

The Solstice Arrives and Shadows Lengthen into the Darkest Days

Look down and watch your shadow stretch to its longest height.
2 min read