Astrological Signs Glow On Van Cleef & Arpels’ Midnight Zodiac Lumineux Poetic Complications

The stars aligned atop these new automatic watches also illuminate with the motion of one's wrist

Once again, French jewelry and watch brand Van Cleef & Arpels demonstrates that there’s a poetry to the stars. Among their latest pieces unveiled during SIHH (the prestigious Geneva-based watch trade sho) a series of poetic astronomy timepieces capture the majesty of the Western Zodiac. These 12 imaginative releases are more than visual delights with glowing stars upon the dial. They’re also a feat of …

Watch the Shadow of Mercury Cross the Sun in Real Time

The Transit of Mercury—an astrological event that takes place just 13 times per century—is currently underway. The event occurs when our solar system’s smallest planet, Mercury, appears to cross the sun from Earth; producing a tiny, dot-sized shadow moving across the massive face of the glowing sun. The phenomenon is only viewable by telescope and other special equipment, but if you’d like to catch the …

“Kissing” Stars

Scientists have spotted two massive, super-hot stars twirling into each other about 160,000 light years away. The nearly identical stars are so close together (about 7.5 million miles away from each other) that their surfaces overlap—making them appear as if they’re kissing. If the stars continue on their paths, two outcomes are possible: they will merge together and form a single, massive star in a …