harvest moon

Tonight’s Harvest Moon Is For The Birds … Really!

by Bob King September 18, 2013

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Tonight’s the Harvest Moon, the full Moon closest to the fall equinox. A perfect time to catch a big orange Moon on the horizon AND the annual fall bird migration. Every September and October anyone with a small telescope or spotting scope […]

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The September Equinox: ‘Tis the Season to Spy the Zodiacal Light

by David Dickinson September 16, 2013

This week leading up to the September equinox offers you a fine chance to catch an elusive phenomenon in the pre-dawn sky. We’re talking about the zodiacal light, the ghostly pyramid-shaped luminescence that heralds the approach of dawn. Zodiacal light can also be seen in the post-dusk sky, extending from the western horizon along the […]

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Huge Asteroid 324 Bamberga Makes a Return Visit to Earth’s Neighborhood on Friday the 13th

by David Dickinson September 9, 2013

This week offers a fine chance to catch sight of a unique asteroid. 324 Bamberga reaches opposition this week in the constellation Pisces on (friggatriskaidekaphobics take note) Friday the 13th at 7AM EDT/11:00 Universal Time. About 230 kilometres in size, 324 Bamberga reaches 0.81 astronomical units from the Earth this week. No other asteroid so […]

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Weekly SkyWatcher’s Forecast: September 24-30, 2012

by Tammy Plotner September 23, 2012

“Shine on, shine on Harvest Moon… Up in the sky…” Oh! Howdy, fellow SkyWatchers! The seasons are most surely showing their changes in both hemispheres and this week marks the famous “Harvest Moon”. The Moon will very much be in the eyepiece this week, so enjoy some great studies. However, don’t put away your telescopes […]

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