Archive for February 2017

Spring for a Day

Spring for a Day
Spring came on a Saturday. It was February 18, a little over a month  until  the vernal equinox, but already there was more light in the mornings and evenings.  It was the balmy 70 degree temperatures that took people by surprise. It felt like a mild April day, except the ground was still brown, and the... Read more »

Friday Night Special--Full Moon, Eclipse and Comet 45P!

Friday Night Special--Full Moon, Eclipse and Comet 45P!
Watch the night sky on Friday for the full moon. The full moon of February  is also called the Snow Moon.  Imagine the moon over a snow-covered landscape, the moonlight almost as bright as daylight. Although the Chicago area has had very little snow this winter compared to recent winters past, February is usually when there is the most... Read more »