March 30, 2015; 2:34 AM ET
The battle between spring warmth and stubborn chill will continue around the New York City area this week. more >
Expect showers today
Rises at 6:37 AM with 12:36 of sunlight, then sets at 7:13 PM
Rises at 2:58 PM with 13:36 of moolight, then sets at 4:34 AM
Space-weather mission sets sights on a balancing point between the Earth and the sun.
The moon has long been viewed as a crucial component in creating an environment suitable for the evolution of complex life on Earth, but a number of scientific results in recent years have shown that perhaps our planet doesn't need the moon as much as we have thought.
From a quiet perch above a huge and threatening storm is a hauntingly beautiful view.
The launch of NASA's newest Earth-gazing satellite will have to wait another day due to high winds that made launch too risky Thursday (Jan. 29).