Monthly Archives: May 2016

Now is the Time to Observe Saturn

Image credit & copyright: NASA/JPL Cassini Spacecraft. If you’re a fan of the night sky, you’ve been noticing the Saturn, Mars and Antares Trio as it’s been quite a treat for the past few months.  If you haven’t seen this … Continue reading

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Night Life

Image credit & copyright: Manish Mamtani. As if you needed another reason to visit Utah, here’s an amazing image from Manish Mamtani of a friend, Sanket Kolhe reflecting on the Milky Way galaxy which itself is reflecting on the legendary … Continue reading

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Last Seasonal Blue Moon Until 2019 Saturday

Image credit & copyright: Me. When the Full Moon rises tomorrow, Saturday, May 21, 2016 we will see the last seasonal blue moon until May of 2019. There are a few different definitions of Blue Moon and I’ve detailed them … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Mars (re-post)

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope taken on May 12, 2016. Some of you I know have already been enjoying the view every morning as the Mars, Saturn and Antares trio have been rising before the Sun in … Continue reading

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Galactic Dark Horse

Image Credit & Copyright: Kevin Shearer. Every now and then we’re reminded of how fragile life is and 36 years ago on this date in 1980, Mount St. Helens, captured here in this great image by Kevin Shearer, grabbed the … Continue reading

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Nitrogen Rich Nebula

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope & Matej Novak. No, this isn’t some space snowball but instead a planetary nebula located 4,000 light years away in the constellation Scorpius. Hubble delivers to us incredible detail as we can … Continue reading

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Heads-Up Jupiter, You Have Company

Illustration credit & copyright: NASA/JPL. Launched on August 5, 2011 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), SLC-41 on an Atlas V 551 Juno, the second of NASA’s New Frontier spacecraft (the first being New Horizons) has been making her … Continue reading

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