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An Alignment of Planets in the Sunset Sky
An Alignment of Planets in the Sunset Sky
The brightest planets in the night sky are aligning for a must-see show in late February and March 2012. You can start looking tonight.Read More...
The Night After Christmas Sky Show
The Night After Christmas Sky Show
On Dec. 26th, Venus and the crescent Moon will gather together for a beautiful night-after-Christmas sky show.Read More...
Super-sized Lunar Eclipse
Super-sized Lunar Eclipse
On Saturday morning, Dec. 10th, sky watchers in the western United States and Canada will witness a total lunar eclipse swollen to super-sized proportions by the Moon illusion.Read More...
Better Than Coffee: Planets Align in the Morning Sky
Better Than Coffee: Planets Align in the Morning Sky
Four bright planets are aligning in the morning sky this week.Read More...
Solstice Lunar Eclipse
Solstice Lunar Eclipse
On the first day of northern winter, when the full Moon passes almost dead-center through Earth's shadow. For 72 minutes of eerie totality, an amber light will play across the snows of North America.Read More...
What's Up Podcasts
What's Up Podcasts
We've built a whole new section devoted to Jane Houston Jone's Popular What's Up podcasts and blogs.Read More...
The Man Behind Comet Hartley 2
The Man Behind Comet Hartley 2
Twenty-four years ago, Malcolm Hartley discovered a comet. Recently, he watched as a NASA spacecraft visited it up close.Read More...
Watch Out for the Super Harvest Moon
Watch Out for the Super Harvest Moon
For the first time in almost 20 years, northern autumn is beginning on the night of a full Moon. The coincidence sets the stage for a "Super Harvest Moon" and a must-see sky show to mark the change of seasons.Read More...
How to See the Best Meteor Showers
How to See the Best Meteor Showers
Whether you're watching from a downtown area or the dark countryside, here are some tips to help you enjoy these celestial shows of shooting stars.Read More...
Closest Encounter with Jupiter until 2022
Closest Encounter with Jupiter until 2022
Jupiter and Earth are converging for their closest encounter in more than a decade. Only the Moon itself is outshining the giant planet in the midnight sky, and the view through a telescope is dynamite.Read More...
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