Category Archives: Solar System

Total Lunar Eclipse Tomorrow Night!

Images and illustrations credit & copyright: Eclipse images are mine and illustrations are via Sky & Telescope. Head’s up! Sunday, January 20, (tomorrow night) and into the morning of Monday, January 21, 2019, the Earth will pass directly between the Sun … Continue reading

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January’s Total Lunar Eclipse

Images and illustrations credit & copyright: Eclipse images are mine and illustrations are via Sky & Telescope. Head’s up! On Sunday, January 20, and into the morning of Monday, January 21, 2019, the Earth will pass directly between the Sun … Continue reading

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Happy 60th Birthday NASA!

Images credit: NASA. The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) began its life on March 3, 1915. Its logo; a circular seal depicting the Wright Brothers fist flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Eventually that evolved into the familiar yellow … 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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ULA and the Delta IV Heavy to Launch NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to the Sun for SCIENCE!

Images and Illustrations credit & copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA) & NASA. Launch Alert!!! Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 03:53 EDT (00:53 PDT & 07:53 UTC) the United Launch Alliance (ULA) will be launching the beautifully powerful, heavy lift, Delta … 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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