Sky Color

Science Snippet: Sky Color Everyone knows that the sky is blue. But is it? During the night, the sky is black. At sunrise and sunset, the sky can be a variety of colors. What we really mean is that during the day, the sky is blue. But that blue isn’t always the same. As sunlight …

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The 2023 Eclipse

Science Snippet: The 2023 Eclipse On Saturday, October 14, an annular solar eclipse was visible from parts of North and Central America. Much of the rest of the Americas saw a partial solar eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the sun and the earth. Solar eclipses come in three kinds. Partial …

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What’s In My Backyard?- White-bowed Smoothwing

Meet the Neighbors: White-bowed Smoothwing For the introduction to this series, see here Farmers and gardeners like things that eat aphids. Sometimes they even buy packages of ladybugs or aphid-eating wasps to help control aphids. Many people do not realize that there are many other insects that eat aphids. The white-bowed Smoothwing is one of …

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