Sometimes I complain about the earthly weather, but mostly I like to post about astronomy and space events. Hope you enjoy the articles.
By: Susie77, 11:54 AM GMT on April 16, 2014
Unexpected Teleconnections in Noctilucent Clouds
April 16, 2014: Earth's poles are separated by four oceans, six continents and more than 12,000 nautical miles.
Turns out, that's not so far apart.
New data from NASA's AIM spacecraft have revealed
"teleconnections" in Earth's atmosphere that stretch all the way from
the North Pole to the South Pole and back again, linking weather and
By: Susie77, 11:45 PM GMT on April 10, 2014
By Bruce McClure in
Tonight | Astronomy Essentials on Apr 10, 2014
Everything you need to know: Lyrid meteor shower
Lyrids and others via NASA/MSFC/D. Moser
Short-lived Lyrids’ peak comes on morning of April 22.
In 2014, moon rises in middle of the night, but these meteors are
bright. Some will withstand the moonlig...
By: Susie77, 1:38 PM GMT on April 05, 2014
Moon, Jupiter, Winter Circle after sunset April 5, 6 and 7
Look for the waxing crescent moon
as soon as darkness falls on April 5, 2014. The nearby super-brilliant
“star” is Jupiter, the fifth planet outward from the sun. The moon will
be even closer to Jupiter tomorrow, as darkness falls on April 6.
For a challenge, you might want to use the moon and Jupiter to
star-hop to the great b...
By: Susie77, 12:32 PM GMT on March 31, 2014
Total lunar eclipse for the Americas on night of April 14-15
Tonight for April 14, 2014
The very bright red planet Mars shines close to the full moon on the night of the April 14-15 eclipse.
Above photo is a 2004 lunar eclipse by Fred Espenak.
By: Susie77, 12:10 AM GMT on March 27, 2014
STRANGE BUT TRUE--AN ASTEROID WITH RINGS: Today
at a press conference in Brazil, astronomers announced the surprising
discovery of an asteroid with rings. The 250-km-wide asteroid, named Chariklo,
is located in the outer solar system between Saturn and Uranus. In June
2013, observers used seven different telescopes in South America to
watch the asteroid pass in front of a distant star. The star winked out
not just once, as would be expected ...