Monthly Archives: March 2016

Iran by Night

Image Credit & Copyright: Ali Matinfar. Milky Way season will soon be upon us here in the Northern Hemisphere so plan ahead and scout for open southern horizons to catch your best glimpse of the galactic core. May through August … Continue reading

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Who Brought the Dwarf

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. 15 million light years away in the constellation Draco (the Dragon) is this busy dwarf galaxy cataloged as UGC 8201. As a member of the M81 group of galaxies it’s not within … Continue reading

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Glow of the Universe

Image Credit & Copyright: Gavin Heffernan. This image comes to us by the incredible night sky imager, Gavin Heffernan of Sunchaser Pictures and the SKYGLOW PROJECT. In this image we see a lone tree standing in the Hawaiian night. If … Continue reading

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Spring Moon and Jupiter

Image Credit & Copyright: Me. Here’s just a quick capture of tonight’s Moon and Jupiter pairing (Monday, March 21, 2016). There was nothing truly remarkable about this get together aside from the fact that it, (as all close approaches of … Continue reading

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Celestial Reflection

Image Credit & Copyright: Royce Bair. Happy first day of spring to everyone here in the Northern Hemisphere and for my upside down friends, welcome to fall, my favorite season. Let’s kick the season off with another terrific image by one … Continue reading

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ESA’s ExoMars Orbiter & Lander Bound for the Red Planet

Illustration Credit & Copyright: B. Bethge/European Space Agency (ESA). LAUNCH ALERT: Monday, March 14 at 09:30 UTC (05:30 EDT) The European Space Agency’s (ESA) ExoMars mission will be launching to the Red Planet from the legendary Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan … Continue reading

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Alaska Air Flight #870 Eclipse Intercept

Video Credit & Copyright: Mike Kentrianakis / American Astronomical Society. On March 8 & 9, 2016 (depending on where you were) the only total solar eclipse of 2016 rolled through the Pacific Ocean and delivered an amazing show as usual. … Continue reading

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