Monthly Archives: July 2018

Longest Total Lunar Eclipse This Century Occurs Friday

Images credit & copyright: Dan LaShomb (me). Check below for more links and information to figure out your viewing times. Head’s up! This Friday, July 27, 2018, the Earth will pass directly between the Sun and Moon, creating the longest … Continue reading

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Iridium NEXT 56-65 (Iridium 7) from CA

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX and NASA. Press kit usually comes out a day before launch. LAUNCH ALERT! Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 04:39 PDT (07:39 EDT & 11:39 UTC) a SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 (core B1048.1) will be launching … Continue reading

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Ariane 5 Galileo Navigation Satellites (23-26) Launch This Week

Images credit & copyright: ESA/CNES/Arianespace. Launch Alert! Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 11:25 UTC (07:25 EDT & 04:25 PDT) Arianespace will launch their massive heavy lift, Ariane 5 ES rocket, designated VA244 carrying 4 Galileo navigation satellites from Launch Site, … Continue reading

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The Lights of Arctic Henge

Image credit & copyright: Stephane Vetter. Locked away in one of the most remote locations in Iceland, stands the ancient structures of Arctic Henge. The mysterious…..ok, ok no need to yell. So it’s construction began in 1996, it’s still an … Continue reading

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SpaceX to Launch Telstar 19 VANTAGE (19V)

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX and NASA. Presskit usually comes out a day before launch. LAUNCH ALERT! Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 01:50 EDT (05:50 UTC and 22:50 PDT on the 21st) a SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 (core 1047.1) … Continue reading

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Mount Shasta Milky Way

Image credit & copyright: Jeremy Johnson. No, Northern California’s looming Mount Shasta hasn’t realized its true potential yet but the Milky Way galaxy sure does substitute as a safe and beautiful plume in this image captured perfectly by Jeremy Johnson. … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Mars!

Image credit & copyright: NASA/JPL/USGS of Mars’s Schiaparelli Crater (front & center) by the Viking 1 Orbiter. If you’re a fan of the night sky, you’ve been noticing the trio of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars rising one at a time … Continue reading

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