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A Manhattanhenge sunset on 42nd Street July 11, 2014.

A stunning ‘Manhattanhenge’ sunset is happening on Friday and Saturday in New York City. Here’s how to see it.

The sun will dip perfectly between buildings in Manhattan to create a spectacle of light on Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13, 2019.
Friends watch the eclipse on August 21, 2017 in Menan, Idaho.

A total solar eclipse will be visible on July 2 for the first time since 2017 — here’s how you can watch it anywhere in the world

On July 2, parts of Chile, Argentina, and the south Pacific Ocean will experience a total solar eclipse — the first such celestial event since 2017.
A total solar eclipse is photographed from atop Carroll Rim Trail at Painted Hills, a unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, near Mitchell, Oregon, U.S. August 21, 2017

Watch NASA’s livestream of the total solar eclipse in South America

NASA partnered with the Exploratorium to offer a chance for the rest of the world to see the total solar eclipse via livestream on July 2, 2019.

An animated map shows every total solar eclipse around the world until 2040

Solar eclipses happen across the globe at least once a year. Not all of them appear over populated areas, but some may happen close to you.
A man jumps off of Stonehenge during summer solstice celebrations.

The June solstice comes on Friday. Here’s why the event kicks off summer and winter at the same time.

In the northern hemisphere, June 21 will be the longest day of the 2019. But in the southern hemisphere, it will be the shortest.
A view of Africa taken by Apollo 11 astronauts on July 20, 1969.

The first day of spring is finally here — for about 90% of us. Here’s why equinoxes mark the changing of seasons.

The spring or vernal equinox happens at 5:58 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Here's how Earth and the sun work together to change our seasons.
Testing has shown a connection between vitamin D and depression.

Everything you need to know about Vitamin D and how it’s linked to your mood

Vitamin D can be very important for your overall health, but especially for your mood. We asked two experts how big that link is.
An illustration of Earth during the December solstice in 2018.

The December solstice is here. Here’s how it works and why it starts winter and summer at the same time.

The winter solstice happens Friday — if you live in Earth's Northern Hemisphere. For the Southern Hemisphere, it's the start of summer.
The sun is the best source of vitamin D, but it's not the only source.

How to get enough vitamin D without the sun

The sun is the best source of vitamin D, but it's not the only source. Here's what you should know about getting enough vitamin D, without the sun.
An illustration of NASA's Voyager probe drifting through space.

NASA says Voyager 2 is the second human object ever to touch interstellar space — the void between stars

NASA says its Voyager 2 probe flew into interstellar space in November and beyond the sun's reach. However, the robot has not left the solar system.