Egg Moon Close To Saturn Tonight, Occults Theta Librae

The lunar phase between half and full is called gibbous (from the Latin gibba or “hump”), but it’s just as easy to picture it as an egg. Tonight that egg will roll by the planet Saturn in the constellation Libra the Scales. Not only will the moon’s presence make the ringed planet incredibly easy to spot, but eastern North America…
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Pluto Intrigues While Charon Reveals ‘Anti-polar Cap’

Only 17 days to go before Pluto encounter! Shortly before 8 a.m. Eastern Time on July 14, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will zoom past the dwarf planet coming within 7,750 miles (12,470 km) of its surface. At that distance, the probe’s cameras will be able to tease out details as small as 200 feet across or about…
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Aurora Update And Upgrade For June 24-25

Beautiful time lapse of Monday night’s aurora by Matthew Moses of Duluth, Minn. Just a quick update on tonight’s aurora. Good news! The storm’s been upgraded to G3 or strong. Assuming the solar plasma makes a good connection with Earth’s magnetic field, look for the aurora to show as soon as the sky is dark…
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Loosen Your Belts – More Auroras On The Way

After last night’s spectacular, all-sky auroral display, you’d think nature would take a break. Fa get about it! Lingering effects of the big storm will probably set the northern sky aglow again tonight, though with nowhere near the intensity of yesterday’s show, which was easily visible even through the city lights of Duluth, Minn. Yet…
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Aurora Alert – Solar Storms Headed Our Way Tonight June 22-23

Chances are even better tonight for seeing the northern lights. A large coronal mass ejection left the Sun yesterday June 21 headed directly for Earth. En route. it will sweep up several smaller clouds of solar particles from earlier blasts and bring it all home starting this afternoon and continuing through the night. NOAA spaceweather…
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