Colorful Supermoon Eclipse Delights Skywatchers

I hope you had a great night watching the moon. For some of us it cleared in just the nick of time. Things looked grim for a time here in Duluth. Lake Superior-inspired snow clouds packed the sky from horizon to horizon just before eclipse time. But by the time the funny, gray penumbra became…
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The Spectacle That Is Venus And Jupiter At Dawn

Have you been busy with eclipse preparations the past week? Tonight’s finally the night. But I wanted to alert you to another stunning little show happening about 4 hours after the eclipse ends. Just before the start of dawn and continuing into dawn, Venus and Jupiter make a remarkable sight together in the southeastern sky.…
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Cloud Forecast And Live Streams For Sunday Night’s Lunar Eclipse

The closer the eclipse time comes the more sky-watchers are concerned about the weather. If you haven’t heard there’s a total lunar eclipse Sunday night (Jan. 20) visible across the Americas, parts of Europe and Africa and the Arctic. At the moment, good chunks of the Eastern Seaboard and the southern United States look clear…
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Watch Ultima Thule Spins Like A Propeller In New Animation

It’s time to bring back those propeller beanies that kids used to wear. Let’s do it if only to celebrate the success of NASA’s Ultima Thule mission. We still don’t have the close-up photos yet, but this little animation shows the propeller-like rotation of Ultima Thule across 9 hours between 2 p.m. and 11 p.m.…
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Total Lunar Eclipse Coming This Sunday Night

You won’t want to miss Sunday night’s total lunar eclipse. If you do, the next one won’t be till May 26, 2021. The eclipse takes place between about 9:10 p.m. (Central Time), when we’ll see the first hint of the Earth’s outer shadow darken the moon’s edge, until 1:15 the next morning, when the moon…
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