Adelaide St. lights are on during the day, but not at night

Adelaide St. lights are on during the day, but not at night

The difference in street lighting on a stretch of Adelaide St. is like night and day. During daytime, a passel of street lights are on when they shouldn’t be, while a bunch of other lights don’t work at night, when they’re supposed to be on. A reader complained that during winter in recent years, decorative […]

Hubble telescope spots ‘northern lights’ on Saturn

Hubble telescope spots ‘northern lights’ on Saturn

Over a period of seven months in 2017, the Hubble Space Telescope photographed a beautiful display of northern lights over Saturn’s north pole. Here on Earth, people experience the northern lights (southern lights in the southern hemisphere) when fast-moving particles from the sun travel along the solar wind and interact with the planet’s magnetic field. Auroras, also called […]

Street lights in Orchard Park are lit up night and day

Street lights in Orchard Park are lit up night and day

Few things fire up people who believe in the judicious use of electricity more than street lights that never shut off. Nights are a lot longer than days at this time of year, leaving those of us who are sensitive to the reduced sunlight feeling bummed out and weary of the relentless overcast gloom. It […]