Pictures And Videos Of The Venus-Comet-Moon Get-Together

Clouds, clouds and more clouds. No seeing the beautiful conjunction of Venus and the crescent moon at dawn this morning from my abode. Or watching the bright planet disappear behind the moon’s dull limb. I hope you did better. Either way, here are a few photos of what some of us missed. Enjoy! Video of…
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Comet Catalina Impresses / See The Moon Cover Venus Monday

Comet Catalina is finally climbing into a dark sky and looks incredibly impressive in deep photos.  Through binoculars you can see a fuzzy blob with a brighter center and hint of a southeastern-pointing dust tail. A telescope will show both the dust and blue-hued gas tails. Tomorrow morning, get ready for a very pretty naked eye…
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Auroras May Bloom Dec. 6-8

With the moon dwindling to a crescent, conditions look great for northern lights viewing. Good thing because minor G1 storms are forecast for late tonight Dec. 5th through Sunday morning (Dec. 6) and continuing through dawn. After a daytime lull, G1 conditions recur from 9 p.m. till midnight Sunday night (Dec. 6) and Monday night, Dec. 7 during the…
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Timeline Of The Universe: Fiery Beginning To Frigid Finale

We’re all on a timeline. You. Me. Each of us the latest, greatest in an unbroken line of ancestors stretching as far back as the origin of life itself. Our history is woven into that of the greater universe. What if you could scroll through the entire history of time from the origin of matter in the…
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Ride Horseback Across December Skies

If you know the Big Dipper, Orion, the Summer Triangle and Pegasus you can find anything in the night sky. The Summer Triangle’s nodding off to the west, it’s too early for Orion and the Big Dipper’s scrounging around the northern horizon, leaving Pegasus the winged horse to fly high and free across the southern…
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