Category Archives: Solar System

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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Solstice Full Moon

Image credit & copyright: Me. Feel free to use and abuse with credit. Summer begins today, Monday June 20, 2016 at 18:34 EDT (22:34 UTC) for the Northern Hemisphere and happy first day of winter to all of my upside … Continue reading

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The Ignorance of Nibiru

Illustration credit & copyright: JPL; Batygin and Brown/Caltech. You know, I usually refrain from even writing posts like these for two main reasons. One is that they’re a complete waste of my or anyone else’s time and second is that … Continue reading

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There are no Knuckleballs in Space!

Illustration credit & copyright: NASA. Relax we’re not going to be talking about Red Sox legend, Tim Wakefield or their current knuckleball ace Stephen Wright, but instead this is in regard to solar system bodies or we can safely assume … Continue reading

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