An Evening With Tycho’s Crater

This photo shows the moon much as it will appear tonight (Dec. 6) in a small telescope. The crater Tycho is at bottom with another prominent crater, Copernicus, at top. The moon’s terminator — the advancing bright edge that separates day from night — lies just to the left of Tycho. The tiny white dot…
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Here’s A Danish With Impact

This photo shows the moon much as it will appear tonight (Dec. 6) in a small telescope. The crater Tycho is at bottom with another prominent crater, Copernicus, at top. The moon’s  terminator — the advancing bright edge that separates day from night — lies just to the left of Tycho. The tiny white dot…
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Fun Meteorite Photos

Before the snow came late this afternoon, a faint halo surrounded the sun. You can see that lower clouds were already on the move. At left a faint sundog is visible, while a broad pillar of light towers above the sun. Photo: Bob King I was sent a great link showing many more photos of…
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The Star That Shook The World

Tycho Brahe (left), one of the most famous of early astronomers, and a page from his book De Stella Nova, showing the position of the "new star" he observed on the night of November 11, 1572. Who doesn’t love exploding stars? Caroline’s supernova got me thinking about the most famous supernova of all — Tycho’s…
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A Pair Of Pretty Eyes

Venus (left) and Jupiter bridge a gap between spruce trees Thursday night, December 4 in Lakewood Township near Duluth. Although the two planets are moving apart, they still form a striking pair at evening twilight. Venus will move higher up in the sky, while Jupiter gradually drifts downward toward the sun. Before the giant planet…
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