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, 1:08 AM GMT on October 21, 2014
Mark Thursday (Oct. 23) on your calendar as "Solar Eclipse Day," for if
the weather cooperates, you should have no difficulty observing a
partial eclipse of the sun.
Nearly all of North America, except for a portion of eastern Canada and a slice of eastern New England, will experience the partial solar eclipse this week.
People who live east of a line running from roughly Quebec City to
Montauk Point, New York, will miss out on the...
By: Susie77, 1:51 PM GMT on October 18, 2014
Oct. 17, 2014: Waking up before sunrise is a good
way to get a head start on the day. On Oct. 21st, waking up before
sunrise could stop you in your tracks.
Blame Halley’s Comet. Every year in mid-to-late October, Earth
passes through a stream of dusty debris from Comet Halley, and the
pre-dawn sky can light up with a pretty display of shooting stars.
Orionid meteors fly out of a radiant near the s...
By: Susie77, 6:50 PM GMT on October 16, 2014
NASA's IRIS Helps Explain Mysterious Heating of the Solar Atmosphere
October 16, 2014
An artist's rendition of NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS, mission in space. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA's newest sun-watcher, the Interface Region Imaging
Spectrograph, launched in 2013 with a specific goal: track how energy
and heat coursed through a little under...
By: Susie77, 7:01 PM GMT on October 05, 2014
Watch Live Webcast of Second Total Lunar Eclipse of 2014
October 2, 2014 | by Lisa Winter
When you look up at the full moon on October 8th, it's
going to look a bit different due to the total lunar eclipse. Rather
than brightly reflectin...
By: Susie77, 12:17 PM GMT on October 01, 2014
By Bruce McClure and Deborah Byrd in
Tonight | Astronomy Essentials | Space on Sep 30, 2014
October 2014 guide to the five visible planets
Total eclipse of Blood Moon on night of October 7-8. Read more.
Moon and Jupiter close together before dawn on October 17. Read more.
Comet Siding Spring / Mars encounter on October 1...