Category Archives: Astronomical Events

Now is the Time to Observe Neptune

Images credit & copyright: NASA/JPL Voyager 2. If you love the night sky and the planets in particular then this has been a fantastic year.  Jupiter reached opposition (closest point to Earth) back on May 8. Saturn reached opposition on … Continue reading

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Brace Yourselves, the 2018 Perseids are Coming

Image credit & copyright: Thomas W. Earle. Apologies on the title, I’m having withdrawals but the 2018 Perseids meteor shower is really coming. In fact, you may have already been seeing some. Basics: The night of Sunday, August 12th through … Continue reading

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What a Sight!

Image credit & copyright: Stephen Mudge. How many of you got to experience last week’s total lunar eclipse and Mars at opposition? Unfortunately, I wasn’t in its path but many where and the images have been spectacular. Here is a … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Now is the Time to Observe Saturn

Image credit: NASA/JPL Cassini Spacecraft. 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 in the East as it’s been quite a treat for the past … Continue reading

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