The third and final supermoon of the year will light up the sky on March 20, closing out a trifecta of supermoons for 2019 that began in January.
The super snow moon is the second of three supermoon events in the first three months of the year — a packed lunar calendar for 2019, which marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the mission that took the first humans to the moon.
A Chinese space rover explored the lunar terrain on Friday in the world’s first mission on the surface of the far side of the moon.
The far side of the moon faces away from Earth and is relatively unexplored. It is also known as the dark side of the moon.
“The legacy of Apollo 8 is that space makes us attempt daring things as a result of earthly human events,” WTOP’s Greg Redfern writes, 50 years since the mission brought the world together on Christmas Eve. “Let us hope and collectively strive for once again being so daring.”
From your backyard to the National Air and Space Museum, here’s where you can celebrate ‘International Observe the Moon Night.’
Moon rock hunter Joseph Gutheinz says it “blows his mind,” that the rocks failed to be carefully chronicled and saved by some of the states that received them. He’s hopeful the last two can be located before the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission next summer.
On Wednesday, half of the planet will be treated to a “super blue blood moon” total lunar eclipse. It won’t be a huge event in the D.C. area but here’s how to make the best of it.
Get an eyeful on the moon’s night and contemplate the vastness and splendor of the universe in which you live and are part of.
If you’ve thought the moon seems a bit bigger in the sky lately, you’d be right. It’s the Harvest Moon. Check out the photos to see the moon in the sky like a big pizza pie.
Just after midnight Sunday, Oct. 16, the moon was at full phase, just 19 hours before it reached perigee, or its closest approach to Earth for the month, making it a supermoon.
Forty-seven years ago today, Apollo 11 landed on the Moon carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin; 40 years ago, VIking I landed on Mars. Greg Redfern recaps what we’ve learned and predicts the future of the exploration of both planets.
D.C.’s biggest developer is transforming abandoned buildings, construction sites and government offices into works of art, one paint can at a time.
Monday’s strawberry moon, a name given to the full moon in June by Native Americans because it marks the beginning of strawberry picking season, last occurred on the solstice on June 22, 1967 and it will not happen again on the summer solstice for another 46 years until June 21, 2062.
Check out some of the 2016 Earth Day events in Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland. We also have information on online and social media events.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.