Comet NEOWISE Makes A Bright Appearance At Dawn — Come See!

I made my first attempt for Comet NEOWISE Saturday morning, July 4. I probably should have turned around and gone back to bed, but there was just enough of an opening in the clouds to offer an iota of hope, so I stuck it out. Glad I did. Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3) rounded the sun…
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After A Stunning Conjunction The Moon Eclipses The Sun And Summer Begins

It stung a little not being able to see the conjunction of the crescent moon and crescent Venus. We had clouds, but others, like photographer Alex Conu of Oslo, Norway, were luckier. He photographed the conjunction in full daylight then set down his camera to watched through his telescope as the lunar crescent slowly covered…
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Venus Returns In A Wonderful Dawn Conjunction With The Sliver Moon

On Friday morning, June 19 a slender lunar crescent will pair up with Venus low in the northeastern sky at dawn. Venus has been lost in the solar glare in recent weeks after its June 3rd conjunction with the Sun. It returns this week in a big and beautiful way with the moon. But you’ll…
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Dragon News, Toenail Venus And Doubleness At Dawn

Were you surprised when the SpaceX Dragon capsule didn’t show up on time last night? I was. I waited diligently with camera and tripod in the driveway. The appointed moment came and went. No Dragon. So I decided to hold out for the International Space Station, scheduled to pass 8 minutes later. It was on…
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Simple Tool May Help You Spot The Crescent Venus By Eye Alone

Well, not the last chance in your lifetime. But you have less than a week left in Venus’s current run as “evening star” for one of visual astronomy’s greatest challenges — to see the crescent Venus with nothing more than your eyes. No binoculars. No telescope. To aid you in your quest I want to…
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