Coming up: an amazing year in the sky

We personally experience better years and worse years – and so does the sky. Some years bring no visible eclipses, while meteor showers get washed out by bright moonlight, planets hide behind the Sun and auroras are absent. The year 2014 was somewhat like that, but the New Year promises to make up for it.

Have you noticed that the evening star has been absent all year? That’s about to change. In the next couple of weeks, Venus will return: lowish in the southwest each . . .


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