Tag 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 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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Now is the Time to Observe Saturn

Image credit & copyright: NASA/JPL Cassini Spacecraft. If you’re a fan of the night sky, you’ve been noticing the Saturn, Mars and Antares Trio as it’s been quite a treat for the past few months.  If you haven’t seen this … Continue reading

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Last Seasonal Blue Moon Until 2019 Saturday

Image credit & copyright: Me. When the Full Moon rises tomorrow, Saturday, May 21, 2016 we will see the last seasonal blue moon until May of 2019. There are a few different definitions of Blue Moon and I’ve detailed them … Continue reading

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Heads-Up Jupiter, You Have Company

Illustration credit & copyright: NASA/JPL. Launched on August 5, 2011 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), SLC-41 on an Atlas V 551 Juno, the second of NASA’s New Frontier spacecraft (the first being New Horizons) has been making her … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Mars

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/JPL/USGS of Mars’s Schiaparelli Crater (front & center) by the Viking 1 Orbiter. Some of you I know have already been enjoying the view every morning as the Mars, Saturn and Antares trio have been rising … Continue reading

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