December 1, 2015; 5:50 PM ET
Tens of thousands will gather in rainy and mild conditions at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, for the 83rd annual Christmas tree lighting. more >
Increasing amounts of sun
Rises at 7:19 AM with 9:11 of sunlight, then sets at 4:30 PM
Rises at 2:36 PM with 14:27 of moolight, then sets at 5:03 AM
Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, formerly one of New York's most powerful politicians, was convicted Monday of charges that he traded favors to earn $5 million illegally and then lied about it.
As the Northern Hemisphere plunges into winter, the night sky will come to life with several notable astronomical events throughout the season.Read Story >