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Amazing Photos of Strawberry Moon Last Night

June 22, 2016 | 1

On Monday night, a rare astronomical event happened: the summer solstice coincided with a full moon, this phenomena brought out a rare special sight: the Strawberry Moon. Read More

May 30: Mars to Make The Closest Approach to Earth In 11 Years

May 27, 2016 | 1

Don’t miss!!! On Monday, May 30, Mars will be closer to Earth than it has been in 11 years and it will shine 10 times brighter than it did at the start of 2016. Read More

Rare Astronomical Events: Transit of Mercury on May 9

May 6, 2016 | 1

A rare and amazing astronomical event is set to take place Monday, May 9th. Mercury, the smallest planet in the solar system, will pass directly between the Sun and Earth, and thus it will partially eclipse the sun. This event is called the transit of Mercury and it is the biggest and rarest astronomical events of 2016 — only happens 14 times in 100 years. Read More

Stargazers: Tonight Is The Best View Of Jupiter In Years

March 8, 2016 |

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 the sun, Earth and Jupiter are lined up in a straight line with Earth in the middle, thus means that Jupiter and the sun will be on opposite sides of the sky, when sun sets in the west, Jupiter will rise in the east. The phenomena is called Jupiter opposition. Read More

There Is No ‘Asteroid Apocalypse’ In September 2015, NASA Say

August 20, 2015 |

For the last few months, many blogs and web publications are baseless saying that a devastating asteroid will hit Earth and cause massive destruction next month, some time between Sept. 15 and 28, 2015. Read More

Don’t Miss: Last Blue Moon Until 2018 Tonight

July 31, 2015 |

A pretty rare astronomical event known as a ‘blue moon‘ will be happening on Friday, July 31 ~ tonight. Read More

Watch: First Ever Live Views Of The Transit Of An Exoplanet

July 2, 2015 |

It was nicknamed ‘Dark Knight’, the ‘Black Knight’, TrES-2b was also been described as ‘the darkest planet in the universe’ because it reflects so little light. Read More

June: Venus Is At Its Best Right Now. Jupiter Easily Visible In Evening Sky

June 13, 2015 |

This June, skywatchers will have an opportunity to observe in the western sky — less than an hour after sunset — the two brightest planets in the night sky, Venus the brightest planet, and Jupiter as they are going to converge for a jaw-dropping close encounter. Read More

Huge Explosion in the Sky Spotted In 1670 Was Actually Rare Stellar Collision

March 24, 2015 |

Some of seventeenth century’s greatest astronomers, including Hevelius — the father of lunar cartography — and Cassini, carefully documented the appearance of a new star in the skies in 1670. Hevelius described it as nova sub capite Cygni — a new star below the head of the Swan. Read More

See Jupiter at its best ~ Stargazing

February 3, 2015 |

On February 6, 2015, Jupiter comes closest to Earth on its opposition date, coming to within 404 million miles (650 million kilometers) of Earth. Earth passes more or less between the sun and Jupiter, placing Jupiter opposite the sun in our sky. Astronomers call this event an opposition of Jupiter. Read More

February 2015 Moon Phase Calendar

February 2, 2015 |

Watch the moon calendar in February 2015 per day. Read More

Nasa Launches Satellite to Measure Water in Earth’s Soil

February 2, 2015 |

Minutes before the sun dawned on the coast of central California on Saturday 31 Jan, NASA looked to the skies, and launched a critical part of its Earth Sciences mission into Low-Earth Orbit. As floods make their way through parts of the country, and as a historic drought continues to punish the farmlands, scientists will now be able to more accurately observe and monitor moisture levels within the land itself, through an orbiting observatory named SMAP. Read More

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