Venus-Jupiter Conjunction

By: Susie77, 6:41 PM GMT on August 16, 2014

Jupiter and Venus to Align Early Monday Morning

August 16, 2014 | by Stephen Luntz

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FraKctured. Venus and Jupiter in 2008. They'll get much closer this time.

If you can drag yourself from your bed half an hour before dawn on
Monday morning you should be in for a treat (weather permitting).
Jupiter and Venus will be at the...

All Alone in the Night

By: Susie77, 2:37 AM GMT on August 16, 2014

Time-Lapse Footage From ISS Gives Spectacular Aerial View of Earth at Night

February 18, 2014 | by Lisa Winter

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Since 2000, the International Space Station has
been a home away from home to over 200 astronauts and extremely
fortunate tourists from all over the worl...

Perseids August 2014

By: Susie77, 12:22 PM GMT on August 06, 2014

Courtesy of EarthSky

August 10-13, 2014 before dawn, the Perseids

The Perseid meteor shower is perhaps the most beloved meteor shower of
the year for the Northern Hemisphere, though it’ll have to contend with a
bright waning gibbous moon
in 2014. The shower builds gradually to a peak, often produces 50 to
100 meteors per hour in a dark sky at the peak, and, for us in the
Northern Hemisphere, this shower comes when the...

Perseid Fireballs

By: Susie77, 10:37 PM GMT on July 27, 2014

Earth is entering a broad stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle,
source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Although the peak of the
shower is not expected until August, meteors are already flitting
acrosss the night sky. On July 27th, NASA cameras caught this Perseid
fireball flying over New Mexico:

Over the weekend, NASA
detected a total of...

45 Years Ago Today

By: Susie77, 4:28 PM GMT on July 20, 2014

Best photos of Apollo 11 and first footsteps on moon

Today is the 45th anniversary
of humanity’s historic first steps on the moon. “One small step for [a]
man, one giant leap for mankind.” The story in pictures.

July 20, 1969. On this date, Apollo 11 astronauts
Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landed their moon module on a broad dark
lunar lava flow, called the Sea of Tranqu...

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Sometimes I complain about the earthly weather, but mostly I like to post about astronomy and space events. Hope you enjoy the articles.

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