Category Archives: Astronomical Events

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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The God of War and God of the Sea to Hold Court

Images credit & copyright: NASA. If you have clear skies and a pair of large binoculars on December 31, 2016 you get to end the year with one of the more beautiful occurrences in the night sky; a planetary conjunction. … Continue reading

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December 2016 Geminid Meteor Shower Forecast

Image credit & copyright: Jeff Berkes. Tuesday, December 13, until dawn on Wednesday, December 14, this year’s annual Geminids meteor shower will be at their peak.  As with all meteor showers there’s an estimated viewing window aka; “active dates” which in … Continue reading

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Super Duper Supermoon?

Image credit & copyright: Daniel LaShomb. It’s been a fun year for supermoons, black and blue moons but the full moon on Monday, November 14, 2016 will be somewhat special as it will be the biggest supermoon since January 26, … Continue reading

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