Category Archives: In The Sky

Save the Planet Earth?

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Recent meteor impacts and close asteroid  flybys might give us the impression that it’s a good idea to watch the skies for incoming NEOs (near Earth objects). Yet we are poised to lose a valuable resource in this vigil.  The … Continue reading

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Launch Yourself!

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Or at least an image of yourself. Think about everyone who sits in a fancy car to get a picture taken while they pretend to drive it, while it’s off. They’re dreaming.  They tell their subconscious mind that they are … 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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LAUNCH ALERT!

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From: Spaceflight Now Remember, if a launch is just before sunrise or just after sunset with a clear sky, odds are good you will see rocket contrails!

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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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Watch for Taurids

From:  EarthSky This first weekend of November, 2012, offers a meteor shower, although moonlight will interfere. The South Taurid meteors are expected to be at their best late night on Sunday, November 4 and after midnight on Monday, November 5. … 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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If You Are In… Northern Australia

From: Sea and Sky November 13 – Total Solar Eclipse. The path of totality will only be visible in parts of extreme northern Australia and the southern Pacific Ocean. A partial eclipse will be visible in most parts of eastern … Continue reading

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HamSats Part 3

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Well, there are lots of Amateur Radio Satellites, or HamSats, overhead and they orbit the earth many times a day. So what? How does that help you? It seems that there are several types of satellites up there and a … Continue reading

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NASA Telescopes Spy Ultra-Distant Galaxy

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Two things today. First, by looking far away, we’re seeing back in time (more details below and on the site).  The recently discovered galaxies appear to be from very early in the life of the universe. Second, I found out … Continue reading

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