Category Archives: Astronomical Events

A Spirit in Perpetual Night

Image credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA). Acknowledgement: J. Hughes (Rutgers University). Located roughly 150,000 light years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) in the constellation Dorado, a spirit wanders in perpetual night, only observing stars … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Uranus

Images credit & copyright: NASA/JPL Voyager 2. If you love the night sky and the planets in particular then 2018 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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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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