14 Natural Events in October

October is my favorite month, and I’m so excited it’s finally here again! In every day of this month there’s always something beautiful to experience with all five senses – it just makes me happy. Of course there’s the typical experiences: watching the leaves change, tasting the harvest, feeling the crisp air, smelling the aroma…

13 Natural Events in September

September – the seventh month of the old Roman year. By the Julian arrangement, it became the ninth month but still retained its former name. This month marks the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. Nature is everywhere, and it’s difficult to put every event in one place. But some events occur so…

This Week in Nature: October 12-18

Whale’s Head: Look for two circles of stars in the fall sky below the Square of Pegasus. Follow the base of the Square to the left to find the larger, brighter circle. That is the Whale’s Head, part of the constellation Cetus. Menkar – the brightest star in the Whale’s Head – has an apparent…

This Week in Nature: Sept 28 – October 4

Pegasus Square: The fall sky is anchored by the large Square of Pegasus. Four bright stars make up the corners. On one side are two diagonal sets of stars; one set points to Markab, the other to Scheat. Harvest Moons: In early autumn, the time between successive moon rises is relatively short in the Northern…

Fall’s Multiple Meteor Showers

Fall isn’t just about leaves changing, county fairs, farmer’s markets, or pumpkin patches. It’s not just about Halloween and Thanksgiving, either. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of these things. But there’s another aspect of Autumn that I look forward to, and it’s not as well known as the rest. I’m talking about meteor…