Tag Archives: Astronomy

From the Northern to the Southern Cross

From APOD:

Go there for the explanation.  I think you can click on the image above for a larger version.  Then go buy some coffee and enjoy their whole archive.
 

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Video of a Total Eclipse of the Sun

This is very cool.

The Sweeping Shadow – Total Solar Eclipse, Nov 14 2012,The Granite, FNQ, Australia. from Colin Legg on Vimeo.

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2013 Comet to be a “once in a civilization” event?

A reader alerted me to this from Scientific American:
Next year’s “brightest comet in modern times” to be “once in a civilization” event
As it flares out of the distant Oort Cloud, the newly discovered comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) appears to be … Continue reading

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Pluto Augmented

At APotD I saw this interesting news: Pluto has a fifth moon!
A fifth moon has been discovered orbiting Pluto. The moon was discovered earlier this month in images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in preparation for the New Horizons … Continue reading

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Of heavenly conjunctions, the turning of the spheres, and astrological divination

Last night and the night before I went out into the crisp darkness to gaze for a while at a celestial conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and a sliver of a Crescent moon, all gathered directly under the Pleiades.
This spiffing display … Continue reading

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Conjunction Junction: planetary edition

MORNING PLANETS:  Set your alarm for dawn on Wednesday morning May 11th.  Jupiter and Venus will be in conjunction, shining through the eastern twilight only half a degree apart.  It’s a spectacular way to begin the day.  Visit http://spaceweather.com for … Continue reading

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Star trails

Another way to star gaze, from Astronomy Pic of the Day.

Sky in motion from Chris Kotsiopoulos on Vimeo.

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