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Milky Way’s center…

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…is actually a supermassive black hole,  and a new South African radio telescope  array has  captured a stunning picture of it.  The universe is simultaneously a place of stunning beauty and terrifying possibilities.

 

 

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July 17, 2018 at 3:06 pm

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Manhattanhenge, 2018…

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If you happened to be in Manhattan Thursday,  you had an opportunity to see a unique  astronomical event  on one of the four days of the year the setting sun perfectly lines up with the city’s grid.   This was the last for this year,  and gawkers were able to get a good look,  and no doubt some fine pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

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July 13, 2018 at 5:09 pm

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Black holes like to eat…

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Apparently,  anything  unfortunate enough to be drawn into their orbits.  I fear little,  but  if I didn’t know I’d either be long dead, or would die instantly,  back holes would terrify me.   As it is,  they are merely an interesting phenomenon i am happy to learn more about.

 

 

 

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June 22, 2018 at 2:33 pm

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Lunar shows…

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The  last time  that there was a blue moon,  a supermoon,  and a total lunar eclipse at the same time for North America was on March 31, 1866.

It is going to happen again on January 31st,  so mark your calendars.  Even if you’re not a great fan of celestial shows,  this is such a rare event that you owe it to yourself to check it all out.   Make sure your children do as well!

 

 

 

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January 25, 2018 at 3:52 pm

Geminid meteors appearance…

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If you haven’t been looking for them or at them,  you have probably waited too long, but plenty of people will have gotten photos of the  celestial event  for this year.   If I find some more shots,  I’ll add them as an update.

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December 15, 2017 at 3:51 pm

Super-moon rerun…

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If you  missed this event,  or were in an area socked in by weather which made viewing it impossible,  you can benefit from those with good cameras and excellent viewing sites,  here.

 

 

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December 5, 2017 at 4:41 pm

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Full cold moon…

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There will be a super-moon  available for  your viewing pleasure in the wee hours on Monday morning,  so either stay up really late tonight, or get up extremely early Monday.

If this fails to move you, try the  Geminid meteor  shower on December 14th,  when you may see up to 120 meteors per hour.

 

 

 

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December 3, 2017 at 5:24 pm

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