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See The Dawn Crescent Before Its African Eclipse

Many of us are focused on next year’s total solar eclipse which will be widely visible across the U.S., but in truth, eclipses happen every year. Some are total, some are partial and some are annular. On Thursday, skywatchers across central Africa and Madagascar will witness the year’s second solar eclipse. The first in March…
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Make Plans Now For The August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Time lapse of the total solar eclipse from November 13-14, 2012. The pink flames along the sun’s edge in totality are called prominences, while the broad halo around the silhouetted moon is the sun’s corona. You’ll have your chance at seeing this live one year from today. One year from today, the new moon will…
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Full Sturgeon Moon Part Two

Did you see that big moon last night? August is the time of the Full Sturgeon Moon, named for the best time to catch sturgeon in the Great Lakes. Because the moment of lunar fullness occurred this morning at 4:26 a.m., we get a full moon “spillover effect” or two nights in a row of…
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Meet The Methane-Soaked Canyons Of Titan

Saturn’s fuzzy orange moon, Titan, has one of the most fascinating landscapes of any moon or planet we know of. It’s Saturn’s largest moon and the second largest moon in the solar system. If you were to replace our own moon with Titan, it would appear exactly twice as big in the sky with a…
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Credit: Bob King

‘Challenge’ Photos And A Jupiter-Moon Conjunction

Did you have any luck with last night’s challenge of finding the crescent moon and all five bright planets? I decided to take the challenge too. There were a few surprises. First, the both the thin lunar crescent and Venus were higher and easier to see than I expected. And once the sky darkened a…
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