Category Archives: Astronomy

Watch for Comet Wirtanen Debris

From:  EarthSky News We’ve had lots of reports of meteors this week, and most are probably part of the Geminid meteor shower, scheduled to peak late night December 13 to dawn December 14 for North American (evening December 14 to … Continue reading

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Geminids Meteor Shower

Recall the Orionid Meteor Shower post from October?  The Geminids will peak soon… From: Sea and Sky December 13, 14 – Geminids Meteor Shower. Considered by many to be the best meteor shower in the heavens, the Geminids are known … Continue reading

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See Five Planets In the Night Sky!

From: EarthSky News December 2012 presents a great big plateful of planetary delights, with all five visible planets shining in the night sky this month. Mars and Jupiter come out at evening, but you must be willing to wake up … Continue reading

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Watch a Partial Lunar Eclipse

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Most of the Earth will see at least part of a Lunar Eclipse on November 28th. “A penumbral lunar eclipse will take place on November 28, 2012, the second of two lunar eclipses in 2012.” ~Wiki The full effect is … Continue reading

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Enjoy Something Just Beautiful!

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Found on Facebook, traced back to Space.com… Read the article after the awe… Star Cluster Near Orion Nebula Revealed in Telescope Views

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Leonids Meteor Shower

Recall the Orionid Meteor Shower post from October?  The Leonids will peak soon… From: Sea and Sky November 17, 18 – Leonids Meteor Shower. The Leonids is one of the better meteor showers to observe, producing an average of 40 … Continue reading

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In the Shadow of the Earth

From EarthSky There are several good times to think about and be aware of Earth’s shadow. Just like you or me, Earth casts a shadow. Earth’s shadow extends millions of miles into space, in the direction opposite the sun. There … Continue reading

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Thousand Oaks, CA Star Party

Link to learn more: Oak Canyon Astronomy Group

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Hurricane Sandy’s Silver Lining

From Space.com The widespread power outages that have enveloped the New York City tri-state area in the wake of Hurricane Sandy may have one silver lining, at least for stargazers. The Metropolitan New York area is generally considered to be … Continue reading

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November 2012

Monthly Sky Watch from:  The Old Farmer’s Almanac Here are the monthly sky watch highlights. Each month, we share the wonders of the universe to help you explore the night sky from your own backyard. (Note: Times listed below are … Continue reading

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