Tag Archives: Planets

The Beautiful King of the Gods

Image credit: NASA Juno/SWRI/Kevin M. Gill/Jason Major. Like creamer in your morning coffee, Jupiter’s multicolored gas bands swirl just 3,500 km (2,175 mi.) underneath NASA’s Juno spacecraft and JunoCam during close approach, known as perijove 6, on May 19, 2017. … Continue reading

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Tis the Season for Zodiacal Light; Take a Shot at the “Tall Twilight”

Image Credit & Copyright: Yuri Beletsky. Where do we even begin here? When you’re one of the most prolific night sky imagers out there, it’s hard to meet the bar you have raised for yourself time and time again but … Continue reading

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Now Is the Time to Observe Saturn

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA Voyager 2. Saturn fans rejoice; well now through mid-June will be the best time to observe the Ringed Planet until June, 2016. Though not a naked eye event, even small telescopes will reveal the brilliant … Continue reading

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HUBBLE CAPTURES THE JANUARY 24 TRIPLE MOON & SHADOW TRANSIT OF JUPITER

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. On January 24, 2015 something happened on Jupiter that we won’t have the ability to see again until 2032; a triple Galilean moon shadow transit across the face of Jupiter. The show … Continue reading

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SPACE JUNK; FEBRUARY 2015

  Photo Credit & Copyright: ME of the big grey rock in the sky. Below I have listed most of the major night sky events for this month, birthdays, events in history etc. I have also listed all resources used … Continue reading

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HESPERUS & HERMES LEAD THE PARADE OF THE PLANETS

Image Credit & Copyright: William G. Justo. Check out this beautiful sunset image of the inferior planets, Venus and Mercury by William G. Justo captured on January 6, 2015 from San Jose, CA. Be sure to check out more of … Continue reading

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ERIS & HER DAUGHTER ROAM THE SOLAR SYSTEM’S EDGE

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Discovered on January 5, 2005 by Mike Brown (AKA Pluto Killer) and his team of Chad Trujillo and David Rabinowitz from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) discover minor planet 136199 Eris … Continue reading

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