astronomy

Updated June 10, 2021 at 7:43 AM ET

Early risers across the Northern Hemisphere may see what looks like a "ring of fire" in the sky Thursday morning as the moon passes between the Earth and the sun.

Updated May 25, 2021 at 10:15 PM ET

Watchers of the night sky are in for a treat this week with the arrival of what has been dubbed a Super Flower Blood Moon.

The lengthy name is the result of a few astronomical phenomena coming together at once. The supermoon will be visible all over the world, and the full lunar eclipse will be visible in many parts of the world, including the western United States.

If you're tired of binge-watching TV during the pandemic, Mother Nature has an alternative. All you have to do is go outside between about 2 a.m. Wednesday and dawn local time, lie on your back and look up at the sky. The meteors and fireballs of the Perseid meteor shower should be streaking.

University of New Mexico

KSJD’s Austin Cope spoke with Karishma Bansal, the University of New Mexico graduate student whose discovery of two supermassive orbiting black holes has made international headlines.

 

Austin Cope / KSJD

KSJD's Austin Cope visited the Anasazi Heritage Center on Monday morning, where about 350 people  came to watch the partial solar eclipse. He spoke with a teacher and two students from Dolores High School, as well as BLM Park Ranger Jennifer Frost, who helped organize the event. Click below to listen to the conversations.

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