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Venus Rules the Dusk Skies at Greatest Elongation

“What's that bright light in the sky?” The planet Venus never fails to impress, and indeed make even seasoned observers…

3 years ago

November Opens with a Splendid Gathering of Moon and Planets

At dusk on November 2, skywatchers will see a beautiful crescent Moon pair up with the planets Venus and Saturn.

3 years ago

No, There Won’t Be 15 Days of Darkness in November. It’s Another Stupid Hoax.

Don't bother stocking up on candles. There won't be 15 days of darkness in November.

3 years ago

X-Rays Are Coming From The Dark Side of Venus

A new study takes a look at observational evidence obtained about Venus during its 2012 transit of the Sun, which…

3 years ago

5 Days, 2 Spectacular Conjunctions

Conjunctions of bright planets make for jewelry in the sky. This week, get ready for some celestial shimmer. If you've been…

4 years ago

A Challenging Daytime Occultation of Venus for Europe

Up for a challenge? The Moon occults Venus for Europe, the UK and northern Asia on April 6th, though it'll…

4 years ago

Venus: 50 Years Since Our First Trip, and We’re Going Back

No lander has survived for even 2 hours on Venus. But the Venus Land Sail should last 50 days.

4 years ago

Astro-Challenge: Watch the Moon Occult Venus in the Daytime

The year 2015 saved one of the best astronomical events for last, as the waning crescent Moon occults (passes in…

4 years ago

The Moon Greets the Planets in the November Dawn

So, did this past weekend’s shift back to Standard Time for most of North America throw you for a loop?…

4 years ago

Stunning Planetary Trio Pictures from Around the World

Have you seen the views in the morning skies this week, with three planets huddling together at dawn? Just one…

4 years ago