March 31, 2015; 4:53 PM ET
Temperatures will trend upward to warm April levels around New York City ahead of a storm with rain during the first part of the Easter weekend. more >
Mixed rain and snow early this evening
Rises at 6:40 AM with 12:38 of sunlight, then sets at 7:18 PM
Rises at 3:59 PM with 13:10 of moolight, then sets at 5:09 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).