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Our Guide to this Friday’s Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Ready for the first lunar eclipse of the year? The first eclipse season of 2020 comes to an end Friday,…

3 weeks ago

Top Astronomical Events for 2020

Ready for another amazing year of sky watching? Hard to believe, were already a fifth of the way into the…

4 weeks ago

Waiting for Betelgeuse: What’s Up with the Tempestuous Star?

Have you noticed that Orion the Hunter—one of the most iconic and familiar of the wintertime constellations—is looking a little……

1 month ago

Our Guide to the December 26th Annular ‘Ring of Fire’ Eclipse

Ready for the final 'Ring of Fire' solar eclipse of 2019? The final eclipse of the year kicks off this…

1 month ago

Will Blanpain Perform? Comet Prospects for 2020

next bright comet? You’re not alone. Though we’ve had a steady string of decent binocular comets over the past few…

1 month ago

December Meteor Squalls: Prospects for the 2019 Geminids and Ursids

December means chillier climes for northern hemisphere residents, a time to huddle inside near the campfire, both real and cyber.…

2 months ago

Conjunction Alert: Jupiter Meets Venus at Dusk

Get ready: The queries are inbound. “Did you see those two bright things in the sky last night?” Says a…

2 months ago

Our Guide to the November 11th, 2019 Transit of Mercury Across the Sun

One of the finest spectacles in astronomy is to witness the passage of one object in front of another. This…

3 months ago

Did an Ancient Supernova Force Humans to Walk Upright?

A new study hints at a possible fascinating twist in human evolution. Did a chain of cosmic events triggered by…

3 months ago

Tracking Twilight: ‘Purple Sunset Effect’ Seen Worldwide

Has twilight looked at little… mauve to you as of late? The effect is subtle, but noticeable on a clear…

4 months ago