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Red Devil Horns Rising: Solar Eclipse at Sunrise on December 26, 2019 Gave Spectacular Illusion Over Persian Gulf from Qatar

Photographer Elias Chasiotis captured three spectacular optical events in one image on December 26, 2019. The optical events were: 1) a sunrise, 2) a solar eclipse, and 3) a Fata Morgana or mirage on the […]

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Northern Lights Possible Tonight and Early Morning Friday/Saturday After Coronal Mass Ejection from Sun Wednesday

NORTHERN LIGHTS PROBABLY WON’T COMPARE TO THIS NORWAY DISPLAY A G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for the March 23, 2019 UTC-day due to anticipated CME arrival. A CME is a Coronal Mass […]

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US-Russian Space Crew Launches Aboard Soyuz M12 from Kazakhstan March 14, 2019; Docked with ISS 6 Hours Later Over Peru’s West Coast

A Soyuz rocket carrying a crew of three is headed to the International Space Station. The crew made it safely into orbit today after a harrowing launch abort last October. CBS News space analyst Bill […]

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Comet Iwamoto, Last Visited Our Inner Solar System in the Middle Ages Around the Year 648, Captured on Video Last Week

Last Thursday, binocular comet C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) moved nearly in front of a spiral galaxy of approximately the same brightness: NGC 2903. Comet Iwamoto was discovered late last year and orbits the Sun in a […]

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Did You See the Beautiful Pre-Hunter’s Moon Overnight Tuesday to Wednesday? Hunter’s Moon Is Tonight

The Hunter’s Moon is tonight, Wednesday October 24, 2018, but last night’s preview was spectacular. There was plenty of twilight remaining from the setting sun as the pre-Hunter’s moon was rising above the horizon just […]