Category Archives: Astronomical Events

The Great American Eclipse is Here!

Illustration credit & copyright: Stephen Mudge. This is pretty much a repost of the May write up but I want to make sure the information is out there if you haven’t been inundated by it already.  Look all the way … Continue reading

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Perseids Meteor Shower; Just the Facts!

Image Credit & Copyright: Jakob Knutsson from Falun, Sweden on August 21, 2016. See his links below. Synopsis: Saturday night, August 12, until pre-dawn twilight on Sunday, August 13 the annual Perseids meteor shower will be at its peak.  As … Continue reading

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Magic Mapourika

Image credit & copyright: Mikey MacKinven (Mikey Mack). Happy Friday everyone! Let’s get our weekend off to a dazzling start with this image from Mikey MacKinven of the beautiful Aurora Australis (Southern Lights) over Lake Mapourika along the West Coast … Continue reading

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V838 Monocerotis Evolved

Image credit & copyright: I created these collages using NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope images.  Non-annotated version below. It was January 2, 2002: A new light appears in the constellation Monoceros that until this moment hadn’t even been known to exist.  … Continue reading

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The Great American Eclipse of 2017

Illustration credit & copyright: Michael Zeiler. Where will you be for the Great American Eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017? This event will be seen in various forms across the entire contiguous United States and will likely be the most … Continue reading

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The Beautifully Twisted M106

Photo Credit: NASA/ESA Hubble, Hubble Heritage team, Robert Gendler. Located relatively close (for a galaxy) at 23.5 million light years away in the constellation Canes Venatici, is this beautiful yet oddly shaped spiral galaxy named Messier 106 (M106). At first … Continue reading

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Annular “Ring of Fire” Solar Eclipse Today

Image credit & copyright: Jia-Hao. Today, Sunday, February 26, 2017 the new moon will cross directly in front of the sun and create the first of two solar eclipses (syzygy’s) of 2017.  If you plan to witness one of the … Continue reading

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