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Dung beetles navigate better under a full moon

Of all nocturnal animals, only dung beetles can hold their course using polarized moonlight. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now shown that beetles can use polarized light when its signal strength is weak, which ...

Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers

An unusual set of celestial circumstances came together over Sunday night and the wee hours of Monday for sky watchers in Europe, Africa and the Americas, where the moon was fully obscured before lighting up again with a ...

Supermoon? Meh. It may be closer, but it won't be super duper

NASA, Space.com, Sky & Telescope magazine, observatories everywhere—just about any entity with a stake in the night sky—have been busy telling us how great the full moon will be Nov. 14 because the satellite will be closer ...

Why all the super-buzz about the supermoon?

A beautiful full moon will grace our skies on Monday November 14 this year. Full moons always rise around sunset, so look for it towards the east during evening twilight.

Lunar cycle affects timing of birth in cows

A popular belief that there is a higher number of births around the full moon has been shown to be true for dairy cows by a group of University of Tokyo researchers.

A penumbral lunar eclipse leads the way to Easter weekend

Ready for Easter? The first of two lunar eclipses for 2016 occurs this week, though it's an event so subtle, you might not notice it at first glance. We're talking about Wednesday evening's (morning for North America) penumbral ...

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